The flexor carpi ulnaris is a forearm muscle and can trigger pain in the wrist if it gets overworked or develops trigger points.
On this page you will learn about this muscles’ functions, insertions, pain zones, palpation and massage.
Furthermore, you will get known to what movements and actions are prone to overload this muscle and which movements can be impaired or painful as a result of that.
If your flexor carpi ulnaris is too tight or harbors trigger points, it can trigger pain at the ulnar side/outer side of your wrist.
Furthermore, the pain can radiate into your forearm and hand.
The deeper the red in the picture, the likelier it is to experience pain in the respective area with excessive muscle tension or trigger points being present.
If your flexor carpi ulnaris is very tight or contains trigger points, you might have problems bending your hand and flexing your fingers.
It may become so bad, that even holding a cup of coffee becomes too much.
This is because this muscle can compress the ulnar nerve if it is too tight and thus irritate your nervous system.
Of course, all activities that created the problems in the first place, can be painful too.
What you need to do now, is to locate the tender spots in this muscle and massage them in order to achieve relief.