After discussing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will examine your shoulder. Your doctor will move your shoulder carefully in all directions to see if movement is limited and if pain occurs with the motion. The range of motion when someone else moves your shoulder is called “passive range of motion”. Your doctor will compare this to the range of motion you display when you move your shoulder on your own (active range of motion). People with frozen shoulder have limited range of motion both actively and passively. Other tests will include X-Rays, MRI scans and ultrasound, if needed.