Exercises for Shoulder Flexibility: Wand Stretch
Improving your flexibility can reduce pain. Stretching exercises also can help increase your range of pain-free motion. Breathe normally when you exercise. Try to use smooth, fluid movements. Never force a stretch. Always talk with your healthcare provider before starting this exercise.
Stand up or lie on the floor. Place the palm of your hand over the end of a yardstick, broom, or cane. Grasp the stick farther down with the other hand, palm facing down.
Push the end of the stick up on the side of your injured shoulder until you feel a stretch.
Hold for a few seconds. Return to the starting position.
Repeat 3 to 5 times. Build up to holding each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds.
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.
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