Trigger point pain from Extensor Indicis Trigger Point #One and how to find relief

STEP 1: How to Locate the Extensor Indicis Trigger Point #One

The Extensor Indicis, as the name suggests, is an extensor of the index finger. Place a light hand over the back of the forearm slightly below the wrist and wiggle the index finger. You will feel a muscle tensing and relaxing beneath your palm; this is the Extensor Indicis. The trigger point for this muscle is usually about two to three finger widths above the wrist, around the center midline near the back of the forearm.

STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Extensor Indicis Trigger Point # One

To self-release the Extensor Indicis, you will need a ball and a wall. Place the ball over the trigger point as indicated in the previous video. Lean in against the wall with your arm, keeping the ball between you and the wall. You may feel a sensation running down to your index finger which is a good sign. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.

STEP 3: How to Stretch the Extensor IndicisTrigger Point # One

Stretching the Extensor Indicis is simple. This muscle helps in the extension of the index finger, so to stretch it we will be doing the opposite action. Stretch your arm out in front of you and flex the index finger using your other hand. Hold for 30 seconds and release. Remember to do the other side as well.


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