The pronator teres is a small muscle located at your forearm and can induce wrist pain if it gets too tight or develops trigger points.
Here on this page I will tell you all the info you need 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, insertions, functions, overload movements, impaired movements, palpation and last but not least about how to massage it.
If you overload your pronator teres, it develops excessive tension and will be eventually afflicted with trigger points.
Then it might create 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 or too much muscle tension are present.
With an abnormal tension and/or trigger points in the pronator teres, you might have pain and difficulties supinating your cupped hand in order to receive for example the change at a counter.
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 that is too much for the anyway tight muscle.