STEP 1: How to Locate the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Trigger Point #One
The Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, as the name suggests, is a superficial flexor muscle of the fingers. Place a light hand over the forearm, slightly towards the radial or the thumb side, and flex your fingers, bringing them towards your palm. You will feel a muscle tensing below your hand. This is the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis. The trigger points for this muscle are present around the middle of the forearm. Lightly feel for sensitive spots in this area. These are your trigger points.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Trigger Point # One
To self-release the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis you will need a ball and a table top. First, locate the trigger point on the forearm, then place the ball over the sensitive area keeping the ball between your arm and the table. You may apply a little more pressure by holding your other hand over the forearm. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the Flexor Digitorum SuperficialisTrigger Point # One
The Flexor Digitorum Superficialis is a forearm flexor, and helps in flexion. In consideration of its role, stretching the muscle means creating an opposing movement. This stretch can be used for the other flexor muscles as well. Hold your arm out in front of your body with palm facing down. Hold your palm with the other hand and pull such that the palm now faces outward or away from your body. If you bring your fingers back, the stretch will be more pronounced. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.