The shoulder is a complex joint that’s built for mobility. The shoulder is comprised of the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapular (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). The tiny socket that the humeral head fits into is about the size of a dime. There is also a connection between the clavicle and the scapular (wing bone). The shoulder joint capsule and ligaments are thin, enabling the shoulder to have a great degree of freedom of movement. This freedom comes at a cost; the shoulder is highly vulnerable to injury and subsequent loss of motion.
These stretches can help you regain shoulder mobility when it’s lost and to maintain normal range of motion throughout your life. These exercises should be performed slowly & gently.