Pictured above is the triceps muscle. It straightens your elbow and pulls your arm toward your side. The long head of your triceps attaches to both your elbow and your shoulder blade, and can keep you from easily being able to raise your arm overhead when it gets too tight. Issues like tennis elbow respond well when you reduce excess tension in the triceps.
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)
Extensor muscles on the back of the arm that attach below the elbow joint (attach to the radius or ulna) and to bones in 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
Flexor muscles on the front of the arm that attach below the elbow joint (attach to the radius or ulna) and to bones in 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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