Wrist Ulnar Deviator and Extensor Stretch
Arm, Wrist, and Hand Stretches:
Kneel on the floor. Flex both wrists and place the back of each hand on the floor. Point the fingers laterally on a line perpendicular to the midline of the body (the fingertips of the opposing hands pointing away from each other). While keeping the elbows straight, lean backward (buttocks to the heels), keeping the backs of the hands on the floor.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscles
: Extensor digitorum communis, extensor pollicis brevis, extensor carpi ulnaris. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor pollicis longus, flexor carpi ulnaris, brachioradialis, supinator, brachialis, biceps brachii.
The closer the hands are to the knees, the easier it is to keep the backs of the hands touching the floor. The farther the hands are in front of the knees, however, the greater the applied stretch. The distance each hand is away from the body’s midline also influences stretch intensity. The farther away from the midline, the greater the stretch.