Flexor Carpi Ulnaris takes its origin from its common flexor tendon on the anterior aspect of the medial epicondyle, and insertion in the medial carpals of the wrist. In general, the wrist flexors all radiate pain maps into the fingers. The pain map for the Flexor Carpi Radialis is commonly felt as a stabbing pain in the middle palmar surface of the wrist joint. Because of its pain map it can sometimes be confused with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Elbow pain affects 2%-5% of the population at any one time. It can occurfor a variety of reasons, from inflammatory to bony to soft tissue. As trigger point therapists, weoften feel tight bands, soft tissue Inhibition compression and IMS techniques are amongst thevery best ways to address the wrist flexors.
When treating Trigger Points in the wrist flexors remember to check the triceps for trigger points, especially if the situation is chronic. Another tip is to check for trigger points in the extensor muscles too (this is because they are reciprocally wired antagonists).
How do you treat trigger these trigger points? We’d be delighted if you want to share your own best practice.