Shoulder tendinitis and rotator cuff impingement can be alleviated through internally and externally rotating the shoulder with resistance, performing wall pushups, and practicing scapular retraction, according to MedlinePlus. Physical therapists and other health care providers prescribe exercises depending on the severity of the symptoms.
The shoulder is a complex joint, and stretches are often needed in addition to strengthening exercises. Wall stretches and pendulum stretches are two easy at-home stretches that can be performed to restore shoulder mobility when used in tandem with a strengthening program. Before performing shoulder exercises at home, patients should contact their doctor in order to determine if the exercises are appropriate for their specific needs, notes MedlinePlus.