Shoulder Exercise: Wall-Climbing to the Front

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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD