Wrist Flexor Stretch
Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretches:
Kneel on the floor. Flex both wrists and place the palm of each hand on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Point the fingers toward the knees. While keeping the elbows straight, lean backward (buttocks to the heels), keeping the palms flat on the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Brachioradialis, flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor digitorum profundus, flexor digitorum superficialis, palmaris longus. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Flexor digiti minimi brevis, flexor pollicis longus, pronator teres, brachialis, biceps brachii.
The closer the hands are to the knees, the easier it is to keep the backs of the hands touching the floor. The farther the hands are in front of the knees, however, the greater the applied stretch.