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See your GP if you think you have a frozen shoulder, or if you have persistent shoulder pain that limits your range of movement.
Early diagnosis and treatment may help prevent long-term stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint.
Your GP will examine your shoulder and ask about your symptoms. They may ask:
During the physical examination, your GP may test your range of movement by asking you to move your arm and shoulder as far as you can in each direction.
Your GP may apply pressure to parts of your shoulder, to determine where your pain is most severe and what's causing it. They'll also look for any swelling, bruising or muscle wasting.
You may sometimes need to have further tests to rule out other possible health conditions.
An image of your shoulder joint may be taken to check for any physical signs that could suggest another cause of your symptoms. For example, wear and tear caused by arthritis, or a tear in the tendons around the shoulder.
This may involve: