Pictured above are the extensor muscles in the forearm. They pull your hand or fingers toward the backside of your forearm. Issues like tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome respond well when you reduce excess tension in these muscles. Remember to work above and below the elbow joint to get your best results.
The muscles are layered, showing how some of the muscles are covered by the others. All of the muscles are see-through so that you can appreciate the location and size of each muscle relative to the others.
Click here for a list of all the muscles.
The following muscles attach across the elbow joint, to the upper arm (humerus) & the arm (radius or ulna), or to the arm & the wrist/hand (one or more of the numerous bones in the wrist & hand). Click the appropriate link for your interest. (any inactive links will be live soon)
Muscles that cross the elbow joint (attach to the scapula or upper arm and radius or ulna)
Click here to view all of the forearm extensors.
The following are the extensor muscles on the back of the arm that attach below the elbow joint (attach to the radius or ulna) and to bones in the back of either the wrist or hand
- Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
- Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
- Extensor Digitorum
- Extensor Digit Minimi
- Extensor Carpi Ulnaris
- Extensor Pollicis Brevis
- Extensor Pollicis Longus
- Abductor Pollicis Longus
- Extensor Indicis
Click here to view all of the forearm flexors.
The following are the flexor muscles on the front of the arm that attach below the elbow joint (attach to the radius or ulna) and to bones in the front of either the wrist or hand
- Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
- Flexor Carpi Radialis
- Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
- Palmaris Longus
- Flexor Pollicis Longus
- Pronator Teres
- Pronator Quadratus
Good luck working out those tight knots.
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