Frozen Shoulder Self Diagnosis Test
Suffering from shoulder pain, and you are not sure if it’s frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder can usually be diagnosed from signs and symptoms alone. That is why we prepared a frozen shoulder self-diagnosis test which can help you determine your condition on your own, simply by evaluating your range of motion.
Once you have completed the Frozen Shoulder Self Diagnosis Test please continue reading the information below.
The most important symptom of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
The single most important symptom which allows Frozen Shoulder to be self-diagnosed is restricted movement causing functional disability. Patients suffering from a 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. Everyday movements 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
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (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 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.
Impingement Syndrome can still be treated with good results by an excellent physiotherapist or chiropractor. Trigenics® treatments have been found to be the fastest and most effective way to treat this condition. 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 our clinics from all over the world to be treated and cured of any type of frozen shoulder. People travel internationally to our clinics from all over the world to be treated and cured of any type of frozen shoulder.
Most Common Signs of Frozen Shoulder
According to Dr Austin Oolo, you have frozen shoulder or a form of the frozen shoulder if you:
- Your arm stops moving at any point and does not continue up any further.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Early treatment reduces risks
Why getting immediate treatment for a frozen shoulder condition is necessary is because, 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. 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 a full recovery from frozen shoulder syndrome. (Reeves et al 1975) 
If you have any pain in your shoulder with any movement, you need to immediately go for corrective treatment.
60% never recover without a treatment
Over 60% of people who develop a frozen shoulder condition, 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.
Conditions that can develop due to untreated shoulder pain
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.
It 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.