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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 health care 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 health care provider recommends it. Don’t do it when you are first injured.
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