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Exercises to manage shoulder pain

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Most cases of shoulder pain aren’t caused by anything serious and will ease within 2 weeks.

Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Door lean exercise

Door press exercise (a)

Door press exercise (b) 


Pendulum exercise


Shoulder strtech exercise


Shoulder pain summary

Download the shoulder pain advice pamphlet (PDF).

Advice pamphlets developed in conjunction with Wolverhampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)/ Primary Care Trust (PCT) and approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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