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Brachioradialis Anatomy: Origin, Insertion, Action

Brachioradialis Origin, Insertion, Action, and Innervation


O, I, A of the Brachioradialis

Origin: Upper lateral supracondylar ridge of the humerus (between triceps brachii and brachialis)
Insertion: Superior aspect of the styloid process of the radius and the lateral side of the distal half to one-third of the radius.
Actions: Flexion of the forearm at the elbow
Innervation: Radial Nerve (C5, C6)
Vascular Supply: Radial recurrent artery from the radial artery

Primary Actions of the Brachioradialis:

1. Flexion of the forearm at the elbow


  • Brachialis
  • Biceps Brachii


  • Triceps Brachii
  • Anconeus



Information about cause and effect of brachioradialis pain:

Brachioradialis Muscle: Elbow, Forearm, Thumb Pain

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy


Out of the scores of books in my office Basic Clinical Massage Therapy is by far the most referenced book in my library. The musculoskeletal system is overlaid on human models allowing you to learn the precise location, origin and insertions of each muscle. The models are pictured in various poses throughout the book which also helps you visualize muscles in motion and their actions relationship with the skeletal structure and other muscles. Though it is written for massage therapists, it is an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn about the muscular system. MT's will benefit from recommended treatments for each muscle.


Trail Guide To The Body

Trail Guide To The Body


The Trail Guide To The Body is another excellent book to help you learn the musculature of the human body. Though the book is geared toward massage therapists and physical therapist assistants, the book with its illustrations and text helps anyone gain a thorough understanding of the human musculoskeletal system and movement. I highly recommend this book for anyone studying anatomy and believe that MTs, PTAs, and teachers of body movements should have this book in their possession. I also highly recommend this book for the lay person who wants to gain understanding of the muscle, skeletal system and how our bodies move. This book will not disappoint!



The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook – Claire Davies, Amber Davies, and David G. Simons

Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment – James H. Clay and David M. Pounds

Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain – Donna Finando and Steven Finando