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The Flexors – Why Is Neutral Wrist Important?

Medial Epicondylitis

Remember that tendons attach muscles to bones. Medial epicondylitis is the painful inflammation of the tendon that attaches the flexor muscles at the inside of the elbow. It is caused by repetitive wrist flexion.

This injury is nicknamed “Golfer’s Elbow” from a common golfing mistake – bending the wrists at the top of the swing. But, you don’t have to be a golfer to experience this injury. Any prolonged or repetitive flexion will have the same effect. You can just as easily develop medial epicondylitis from working with hand tools, lifting objects, operating a computer mouse or assembling materials !

Avoid medial epicondylitis by maintaining NEUTRAL WRIST!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the irritation of the median nerve that passes through your wrist and into your hand. It gets its name from the fact that the nerve passes through a tunnel created by the carpal bones of your wrist.
How does the median nerve get irritated? One of the flexor tendons passes also passes through the same bony tunnel. Working in positions of prolonged wrist flexion irritates that flexor tendon, which in turn irritates its neighbor, the median nerve
You may be very familiar with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome: tingling or odd sensations along the thumb, index, middle finger, and palm, as well as pain and loss of grip strength.

Avoid Medical Epicondylitis
and carpal tunnel syndrome
by maintaining
Neutral Wrist!