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Exercises for Shoulder Flexibility: Broom StretchEjercicios de flexibilidad del hombro: Estiramiento con escoba

Exercises for Shoulder Flexibility: Broom Stretch

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Improving your flexibility can reduce pain. Stretching exercises also can help increase your range of pain-free motion. Breathe normally when you exercise. Try to use smooth, fluid movements. Never force a stretch.

  • Stand up or lie on the floor. Place the palm of your hand over the end of a broomstick or cane. Grasp the stick farther down with the other hand, palm facing down.

  • Push the end of the stick up on the side of your injured shoulder as high as is comfortable.

  • Hold for a few seconds. Return to the starting position.

  • Repeat 3-5 times. Build up to holding each stretch for 10-30  seconds.

Note: Follow any special instructions you are given. If you feel pain, stop the exercise. If the pain continues after stopping, call your healthcare provider.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-12-12T00:00:00-07:00

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