Purpose: To stretch the triceps muscles, at the back of the upper arm, which can contribute to shoulder, elbow and hand pain.
Instructions: Standing up tall, lift up the arm you need stretched above your head, and bend your elbow until you can touch (or almost touch) the top of your back. Use the other arm to push your elbow back to get a bigger stretch - you should feel this at the back of your arm, from your elbow to your shoulder. Hold for 30 seconds.
Common Errors: Not lifting your elbow up high enough - this is why you use the other arm to push it farther. Careful not to let your head hang down when you hold this stretch, but to look up straight.
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Some useful strengthening exercises and stretches for different ailments and complaints. This databases consists of commonly prescribed stretches and exercises used at our office.
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