Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle

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.