Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) Self Diagnosis Test
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Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) Self Diagnosis Test



To take the Frozen Shoulder Self Diagnosis Test, click the blue "Next" button to the bottom right!


We will email you an explanation of your results.

1. What is your biological sex?
2. Have you been diagnosed or do you believe you have any of the following? (click any and all that apply)
3. Did your current symptoms begin 3-4 days to a week after a shoulder strain or injury?
4. Do you have difficulty doing any one of the following activities? (click any and all that apply)
5. Watch this video. After watching, try to raise your arm out to the side.

frozen shoulder test

The video will open in YouTube. After watching it, please come back to the test!

Were you able to raise your arm more than 90 degrees without tilting your body with it?
6. Watch this video. After watching, try to put your arms in the "I surrender" position like the woman in the video.

frozen shoulder test

The video will open in YouTube. After watching it, please come back to the test!

Were you able to get both arms up and back equally?
7. Watch this video. After watching, try to reach behind your back with your affected arm like the woman in the video.

frozen shoulder test

The video will open in YouTube. After watching it, please come back to the test!

Were you unable to reach up behind your back or did you feel any pain in the front or back of your shoulder?

Thank you for completing the Frozen Shoulder Self Diagnosis Test. Enter your information below and click the "Submit" button below to get your results.


You will be emailed an explanation of your results as well as a free frozen shoulder ebook. One of our educational directors will then get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have about your test results or about the OAT Procedure in general.


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More information after you take the test

A good Frozen Shoulder Diagnosis Test is one that rules out other conditions. In order to diagnose and determine if you truly have adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder, it is important to rule out other conditions. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (frozen shoulder syndrome) or a rotator cuff tear can also cause pain and difficulty in moving of the shoulder. Due to impingement of one of the shoulder tendons as the arm is raised up sideways, patients with shoulder impingement syndrome find it very painful and often impossible to raise their arm up more than 120 degrees. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is often quite incorrectly and misleadingly referred to as the adhesive capsulitis type of frozen shoulder.

Most important symptom of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

The single most important symptom which allows for self-diagnosis of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is restricted movement causing functional disability. Patients suffering from frozen shoulder cannot raise their arm up sideways more than 90 degrees without elevating the entire shoulder girdle. As a result they find it impossible to do basic daily activities such as: putting on a shirt without gently putting the affected arm in first; putting the hands on the hips; washing their hair with both hands; shaving the affected armpit, or doing up a bra behind the back. Nagging or sometimes excruciating pain at night is also often experienced by those suffering from frozen shoulder and this may result in sleep deprivation or even depression.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is similar

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome appears to be similar in outward appearance to adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder in that shoulder movement is limited with pain, however these patients do not have all the other symptoms. Shoulder impingement syndrome aka frozen shoulder syndrome can persist for many years. It can also develop into adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder if left untreated. Because muscle pull imbalance is often the primary cause of impingement syndrome, Trigenics® treatments have been found to be the fastest and most effective way to treat this condition. However it can still be treated with good results by an excellent physiotherapist or chiropractor. Dr. Austin Oolo specializes in adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder and shoulder impingement conditions. He has successfully treated thousands of shoulder conditions for over 30 years. People travel internationally to his clinics from all over the world to be treated and cured of any type of frozen shoulder.

Top 4 Signs of Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

According to Dr. Austin Oolo, you have frozen shoulder or a form of frozen shoulder if:

  • Your arm stops moving at any point and does not continue up any further.
  • You are able to raise it up but when you reach behind you with the arm up, you feel pain in the top or back of your shoulder.
  • You cannot reach up behind your back (internally rotated and adducted) or feel pain at the end range in the front or back of your shoulder.
  • You cannot put your hands up into the surrender position (externally rotated and abducted) so that both are equally far back or if you just have pain in the affected shoulder at end range.

If any one of the above is true for you, you should definitely get expert corrective treatment of your frozen shoulder!

If you have any pain in your shoulder with any movement, you need to immediately go for corrective treatment

The reason why getting immediate treatment for a frozen shoulder condition is necessary is that, without expert corrective treatment, most shoulder conditions just keep getting worse. Then, many more serious conditions may develop which can seriously negatively impact and wreak havoc in your life. This fact can be attested to by the multitudes of shoulder pain sufferers today who never seem to get relief even after getting treated by many different doctors or therapists. There are literally millions of patients worldwide who, due to shoulder pain, cannot do things they need to or love to do. Millions suffer day and night from pain because of pain that prevents them from getting a good night’s sleep. It is important to note that a medical study with 5 to 10 years of follow-up found that only 39% of the patients had full recovery from frozen shoulder syndrome. (Reeves et al 1975) [2]

Over 60% never recover completely without treatment

This means that over 60% of people who develop frozen shoulder, never recover completely if they do not receive expert curative treatment! It also means that these people will never again be able to do everything they want to do using their shoulder. This is because after time has passed, the damage to the shoulder joint is permanent due to degenerative arthritic changes which always occur when any joint stops moving properly.

Some of the shoulder conditions which develop following the untreated onset of shoulder pain include: supraspinatus tendonitis, bicipital tendonitis, shoulder bursitis, subscapularis tendinosis, shoulder tendon tears, SLAP lesions, rotator cuff tendinopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, stiff shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, and the most dreaded adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder. This type of frozen shoulder, where the entire shoulder joint becomes surrounded with heavy adhesions which totally restrict movement and cause excruciating pain, often develops after the onset of one of the prior mentioned conditions. This is a condition no one wishes upon their worst enemy but 300 million people worldwide get adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder so it is very important for anyone with shoulder pain to immediately receive expert curative treatment! Compared to the incredibly limited treatment options available, there is nothing better out there, to date, than Trigenics® for shoulder pain treatment.