Flexor Tendon Stretch

Professional Rationale
A more aggressive wrist extension stretch as well as an elbow extension stretch.

Client Rationale
This is a common stretch used to stretch the flexor mass, and more specifically the common flexor tendon at the medial epicondyle of the elbow. Golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis is a common overuse problem on the inside of the elbow. All of the flexors of the wrist and the fingers live on the underside of the forearm, they all join to form one tendon, called the common flexor tendon. With chronic overuse with gripping, keying, or lifting, the tendon can start to degenerate, creating pain with any gripping activity. This stretch helps to break up scar tissue throughout this tendon and improving blood flow. This exercise also helps to stretch the elbow into extension.

  • Shift your body weight backwards until you can feel the stretch on the inside of your forearm.
  • Stand leaning on a table with straight arms, palms against a table and fingers turned backwards.
  • Do not bend at the elbow.

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