The extensor carpi radialis longus muscle is an extensor of your wrist and can induce elbow pain if it is too tight.
Especially tennis elbow pain is a common symptom that is experienced if this muscle contains trigger points, which can be by-products of excessive muscle tension.
Luckily, they can be eliminated by precise self-massage.
On this page you will learn about this muscles’ attachment points, functions, pain zones, overuse, impaired movements, palpation and massage.
To put it short: All the information you need to successfully work on this muscle.
If your extensor carpi radialis longus muscle is too tight or contains tender and/or trigger points, it can give you pain at the lateral side of your elbow.
This way it mimics tennis elbow pain.
Additionally, you can experience pain all the way down your forearm and to the backside of your hand.
Another common symptom is a weak and painful grip, which even can make you drop light things – e.g. glass of water –.