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Wall climb (to the side)

  1. Stand with your affected shoulder toward the wall, about an arm's length away.
  2. With your affected arm slightly in front of you (about 30 degrees), walk your fingers up the wall as high as pain permits. Keep your shoulder relaxed and down, not shrugged. Keep your body straight, and don't lean to the side.
  3. Hold that position for at least a few seconds.
  4. Slowly walk your fingers back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat at least 2 to 4 times. Try to reach higher each time.
  6. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other arm.

Current as of: July 18, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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