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Frozen Shoulder Symptoms & Diagnosis


Symptoms include:

  • Painful shoulder
  • Inability to move the arm at the shoulder joint, either by yourself or by someone else


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)

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