The flexor carpi radialis can trigger pain at the wrist if it is overly tight or contains trigger points.
It is a muscle of your forearm that helps to move your hand.
On this page you will learn about its attachment points, functions, pain zones, overload movements, impaired movements, palpation and self-massage.
Excessive muscle tension or trigger points in this muscle can trigger pain at the volar side of your wrist.
If this muscle is too tight or harbors trigger points, it may be that you feel pain with any motion where you flex your fingers and your wrist.
It goes without saying that all the activities listed under the point “Overuse & Trigger Point Development” are probably painful and impaired.