Avoid any movement that is straight to your side,
and be careful not to arch your back. Your arm should stay about 30 degrees to
the front of your side.
Stand with your side to a wall so that your
fingers can just touch it at an angle about 30 degrees toward the front of your
Walk the fingers of your injured arm up the wall as high as
pain permits. Try not to shrug your shoulder up toward your ear as you move
your arm up.
Hold that position for a count of at least 15 to
Walk your fingers back down to the starting position.
Repeat at least 2 to 4 times, trying to reach higher each
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerTimothy Bhattacharyya, MD
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD