Shoulder Exercise #2
- YOU WILL NEED A SMALL TOWEL TO DO THESE EXERCISES.
- FOR BOTH OF THE EXERCISES BELOW, YOU MAY STAND CLOSER TO THE WALL WHEN YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO RAISE YOUR ARMS HIGHER.
1. Face the wall and lightly press the towel straight in front of you against the wall, with one hand over the other. Slowly slide your hands upward, using the arm with the less painful shoulder to help move your other arm. When you reach a point where movement is limited, push your hands against the wall and elevate them a little further. Slowly count to 3. Relax and slowly lower your hands to the starting position, keeping the towel pressed to the wall. Repeat 10 times. Try to increase the elevation each time.
2. Stand with your side toward the wall. Using the arm with the more painful shoulder, lightly press the towel against the wall. Slowly slide your hand upward as high as possible. When your shoulder begins to feel tight, hold it in that position, and then slide your hand up a little further. Slowly count to 3. Relax and slide the towel back down the wall to the starting position. Repeat 10 times with this arm and then 10 times with the other time.