The muscles that control your elbow are actually located in the upper and lower arm. There are three muscles and one tendon that help your elbow move. They are:
- Biceps Brachii: This is a muscle that is in the upper arm. It allows you to bend your elbow and rotate your forearm so that the palm faces up.
- Brachialis: This is a muscle located in the lower arm. It also helps bending of the elbow.
- Triceps Brachii: This is the third muscle. Located in the arm, it allows you to straighten your elbow.
- Lacertus: This is a thick tendon that runs from the tendon of the biceps.
Learn more about elbow muscles and other muscles, bones, joints and tendons of the upper extremity at www.HandCare.org.