The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. The doctor will test the range of motion in your shoulder.
Tests may include:
- X-rays —a test that uses radiation to take pictures of structures inside the body, to rule out other possible causes
- MRI scan —a test that uses magnetic radiation waves to examine the soft tissues around the shoulder
- Arthrograms—x-ray pictures taken after dye is injected into the shoulder area (difficult to do with frozen shoulder)