4. Trigger point activation
Here, too much tension and trigger points are commonly created through hard trauma at your forearm – e.g. fractures –.
Still, there are also activities of daily living that can overload this muscle.
Nowadays we spend lots of time using our computers. While using its keyboard, your extensor carpi ulnaris has to work permanently to keep your wrist bent to the side in order to let you use it properly.
If you do lots of writing with your computer, this really can cause problems.
Additionally it is possible that satellite trigger points develop in this muscle as a result of trigger points in your serratus posterior superior – a muscle located underneath your shoulder blade –.
What that means, is that if you have a troubling extensor carpi ulnaris and don’t get relief despite intensive bodywork, you want to check your serratus for trigger points. Often, only after relieving this muscle, the problems in your extensor carpi ulnaris vanish.
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