The pronator teres is a small muscle at your forearm and can trigger wrist pain if it gets too tense or carries active trigger points.
On this page I will tell you all you need to know to work on this muscle and to eventually free it from excessive tension and trigger points, respectively.
You will learn about this muscles’ pain zones, attachment points, functions, trigger point activation, palpation and last but not least about its self-massage.
If you overload your pronator teres, it develops excessive tension and will be eventually afflicted with trigger points.
It then can trigger pain in the ulnar region of your wrist and your whole volar forearm.
The red in the picture shows you how common it is to experience pain in the respective area.
The deeper the red, the more common the pain is if trigger points are active.
With excessive tension and/or trigger points in the pronator teres, you might have pain and difficulties when supinating your cupped hand in order to receive the change at a counter, for example.
This supination motion is the opposite of this muscles’ function.
Hence it gets elongated/stretched if a supination is performed.
This stretch can be very painful as it creates mechanical stress might be too much for the anyway tight muscle.