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Exercises for Shoulder Flexibility: Wall Walk

Exercises for Shoulder Flexibility: Wall Walk

Improving your flexibility can reduce pain. Stretching exercises also can help increase your range of pain-free motion. Breathe normally when you exercise. And try to use smooth, fluid movements.

Note: Follow any special instructions you are given. If you feel pain, stop the exercise. If the pain continues after stopping, call your healthcare provider.

  • Stand with your shoulder about 2 feet from the wall.

  • Raise your arm to shoulder level and gently “walk” your fingers up the wall as high as you can.

  • Hold for a few seconds. Then walk your fingers back down.

  • Repeat 3 times. Move closer to the wall as you repeat.

  • Build up to holding each stretch for 30 seconds.

CAUTION: Do this stretch only if your healthcare provider recommends it. Don’t do it when you are first injured.

  

 


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