Flexor carpi ulnaris is one of the wrist flexor muscles of the front (palmar) aspect of the forearm. It also helps extensor carpi ulnaris to ulnar deviate the wrist.
Origin - Medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Insertion - Base of the 5th metacarpal.
Pisiform and hook of hamate.
Actions - Flexion of the wrist.
Ulnar deviation (adduction) of the wrist.
Innervation - Ulnar nerve.
Daily uses - Pulling rope towards you.
Example strengthening exercises - Wrist flexion using dumbbells.
Example stretches - Wrist flexor stretch.
Related injuries - Golfers elbow.
Related muscles - Flexor carpi radialis.
Extensor carpi ulnaris.