Flexor Carpi Radialis crosses the elbow joint and so is also a weak elbow flexor.
Origin - Medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Insertion - Base of the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals.
Actions - Flexion of the wrist.
Radial deviation of the wrist.
Innervation - Median nerve.
Daily uses - Pulling rope towards you.
Example strengthening exercises - Wrist flexion using a dumbbell.
Example stretches - Wrist flexor stretch.
Related injuries - Golfers elbow.
Related muscles - Flexor carpi ulnaris.
Flexor digitorum superficialis.