Stretching of the wrist flexioners

The flexor muscles of the forearm occupy the anterior compartment (flexor-pronator compartment) of the forearm and are separated from the extensor muscles of the forearm by the radius and ulna

Technical sheet on stretching the wrist flexors: 

This exercise can be done quite easily everywhere, because it is quite simple to do. All you have to do is to raise your arm (hands in neutral position) more or less at shoulder height. In this position you will make an internal rotation of the forearm (pronation), with the other hand (placed on the fingers) fold the fingers towards you (from the top). In this way, you stretch the flexor muscles of the wrist. Be careful not to force yourself, always listen to your feelings.

To do a good stretch, you will have to respect these rules:

  • Remember to breathe continuously ( Deep breathing cycle of inhalation and exhalation)
  • Never block your breathing when stretching.
  • Do your stretching for at least 30 seconds
  • Stretching will always be done gradually. So that your muscles can get used to this type of work.

Stretched muscles:

Main muscle : Pronounced round, radial carpal flexor, long palmar….

Roles of wrist flexors:

As the name suggests, these muscles are flexors of the wrist, but for some they are also adductor, abductor, internal or external rotator.