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Post Breast Surgery Exercises

Breast surgery can limit your arm motion and strength. Exercising safely will help you to regain your previous range of motion and use of your arm. Be sure to ask your doctor how soon after surgery you may start exercising and for any special instructions.

Choose an exercise to help get on the road to recovery.

Ball Squeeze
  • Stand or sit comfortably.
  • Hold a soft rubber ball in the hand on your operated side.
  • With your elbow slightly bent and your palm toward the ceiling, lift your hand higher than your heart.
  • Squeeze and relax your hand ten times, twice a day.
  • Gradually increase the number of times you do the exercise each day.
Ball Squeeze

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