Shoulder Exercise: Wall-Climbing to the Front
During this stretching exercise, be careful not to arch your back.
- Face a wall, standing so your fingers can just touch it.
- Keeping your shoulder down (don't shrug up toward your ear), walk the fingers of your injured arm up the wall as high as pain permits.
- Hold that position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
- Slowly walk your fingers back down to the starting position.
- Repeat at least 2 to 4 times, trying to reach higher each time.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerTimothy Bhattacharyya, MD
Current as ofMay 22, 2015