Diagnosing Shoulder Pain
As shoulder pain is often related to a specific condition, your doctor will ask you several questions. These questions will relate to the area of the pain, how long the pain has been present for as well as the severity of the pain.
They will then carry out a physical assessment to identify where the problem might originate from and what can be done. This will involve moving the shoulder in several directions and examining it for any abnormalities.
You might be sent for blood tests to identify whether any inflammation is present while there are several scans that could be used such as X-ray, ultrasound and MRI.