FLEXOR CARPI RADIALIS:
FLEXOR CARPI RADIALIS :
flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the human forearm that acts to flex and abduct the hand.
The Latin carpus means wrist,
carpi “of the wrist.”
Hence flexor carpi is a flexor of the wrist
ORIGIN : medial epicondyle of humerus
INSERTION : base of the second and third metacarpal bone
NERVE SUPPLY : median nerve
ACTION /EXERCISE : abduction and flexion of the wrist
The muscle, like flexor carpi radialis of the forearm, can be strengthened by exercises that resist its flexion.
A wrist roller can be used and wrist curls with dumbbells can also be performed.