Wrist Radial Deviator and Extensor Stretch
Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretches:
Kneel on the floor. Flex both wrists and place the back of each hand on the floor. Point the fingers medially (the fingertips of the opposing hands pointing toward each other). While keeping the elbows straight, lean backward (buttocks to the heels), keeping the backs of the hands on the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor digitorum communis, extensor pollicis brevis. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Extensor carpi ulnaris, flexor carpi radialis, supinator, brachialis, biceps brachii, brachioradialis.
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. The distance each hand is away from the body’s midline also influences stretch intensity. The farther away from the midline, the greater the stretch.