Treating the Brachioradialis Muscle
Brachioradialis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD
Active trigger points in brachioradialis are common and will often induce pain that is misdiagnosed as tennis elbow
The brachioradialis is part of the superficial group and forms the lateral border of the cubital fossa. It is typical for the belly of the muscle to be prominent when working against resistance.
The brachioradialis muscle works to flex the elbow and to help the extensors of the hand to bend the wrist up and back.
The brachioradialis is commonly over-used and over-worked, especially by those who utilize gripping in their occupation.
Upper two-thirds of anterior aspect of lateral supracondylar ridge of humerus (i.e. lateral part of shaft of humerus, 5–7.5 cm (2–3”) above elbow joint).
Lower lateral end of radius, just above styloid process.
Flexes elbow joint. Assists in pronating and supinating forearm when these movements are resisted.
Radial nerve, C5, 6. BASIC FUNCTIONAL
Example: turning a corkscrew.
Brachioradialis Trigger Points and Referred Pain Map
Lateral epicondyle area 3–4 cm patch with vague arm pain (radius border), localizing into strong pain in dorsum of thumb.
Elbow pain, pain in thumb (dorsum), tennis elbow, weakness of grip, RSI.
RSI, prolonged mouse use, racquet sports, poor stretching, playing musical instruments.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Osteoarthritis of thumb (trapezium).
Biceps brachiii, brachialis, extensor carpi radialis longus/brevis, supinator, extensor digitorum.
Avoid prolonged standing and carrying (heavy bags, suitcases). Take regular breaks when typing. Use wrist supports. Change grip on tennis racquet.
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