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Flexor carpi radialis

Origin

Medial epicondyle of humerus (common flexor tendon)

Insertion

Bases of second and third metacarpal bones

Action(s)

Flexion and abduction at wrist

Nerve Supply

Median nerve

Arterial Supply

Ulnar artery

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Discussion

Exercises:

The muscle, like all flexors of the forearm, can be strengthened by exercises that resist its flexion. A wrist roller can be used and wrist curls with dumbbells can also be performed.

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From Wikipedia: Flexor carpi radialis

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