Wrist Ulnar Deviator and Flexor Stretch
Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretches:
Kneel on the floor. Flex both wrists, and place the palm 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 palms on the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor digitorum profundus, flexor digitorum superficialis, palmaris longus. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Flexor carpi radialis, flexor digiti minimi brevis, flexor pollicis longus, extensor carpi ulnaris.
The closer the hands are to the knees, the easier it is to keep the palms on 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.