Brachioradialis Anatomy Study
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.
Action: Flexion of the forearm at the elbow
Blood Supply:Radial recurrent artery from the radial artery.
Innervation: Radial Nerve (C5, 6)
Synergist: Supinator, Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus, Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis, Extensor Pollicis Longus, Extensor Pollicis Brevis, Abductor Pollicis Longus, Extensor Digitorum, Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, Extensor Digiti Minimi, Extensor indicis
Antagonist: Pronator Teres, Pronator Quadratus, Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Palmaris Longus, Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, Flexor Pollicis Longus, Flexor Digitorum Profundus
Primary Action of the Brachioradialis:
1.Flexion of the forearm at the elbow
- Agonists: Brachialis, Biceps Brachii
- Antagonists: Triceps Brachii, Anconeus
For Pain and Symptom Information See: Brachioradialis Elbow, Forearm and Thumb Pain
Recommended Anatomy Books
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
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