Bookmarks
bookmarks-menu
 
E-mail Form
Email Results

 
 

Up the back stretch

This exercise stretches the anterior, or front part of your shoulder. Stand with your arms at your sides, palms facing outward. Move the hand from your injured side across your buttocks and up to your waistline, keeping your palm facing outward and thumb facing upward. With the other hand, palm facing outward, grab your injured arm at the wrist, pulling gently upwards. Hold this position for 15 to 25 seconds, then relax. Repeat these steps 2 to 3 times.

Up the back stretch

Review Date: 6/13/2021

Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

Animations

Browse All

Videos

Browse All

BACK
TO
TOP
A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.
Content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.