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Shoulder flexion (isometric)

  1. Hold your affected arm against your body, and bend your elbow about 90 degrees, with your hand straight ahead. Make a closed fist, with your thumb on top.
  2. Face a wall, and step forward until your fist is against the wall. Your elbow should still be against your body.
  3. Press your fist against the wall with about 25% to 50% of your strength. Don't let your body move backward as you press.
  4. Hold for about 6 seconds, and then relax.
  5. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  6. You can repeat these steps with your other arm.

Current as of: October 6, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Timothy Bhattacharyya MD - Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

 
 

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