Flexor Carpi Radialis - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy

 

Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle

Anatomy

 

Origin:

  • Common flexor origin of medial epicondyle of humerus

Insertion

  • Bases of 2nd and 3rd metacarpals via groove in trapezium & slip to scaphoid



Major Arteries:

  • Ulnar artery

 

Neural Innervation:

  • Median nerve (from medial & lateral cords)

 

Trigger Points: 

Trigger Points of the Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle

 

Physiology

 

Concentric Functions:

  • Wrist flexion & adduction

Eccentric Functions:


Isometric Function:


Related Muscles


Antagonist:


Exercises:

 

 


More Images of the Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle

Palpating the Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle

Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon Palpation

Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle


More Information about the Flexor Carpi Radialis Muscle

The flexor carpi radialis muscle works in a muscle synergy with the other forearm flexors.

 

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