Temporary Side Effects

A common temporary side effect after surgery is limited arm movement and feeling tightness under your arm.

To improve the motion of your arm, (also called your range of motion), you will be given special stretching exercises. It is important to do these stretches when they are recommended, or you may risk losing that range of motion permanently.

"Wall Walking" is a common range of motion exercise.

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