Apley Scratch Norms

Apley scratch Test

This picture of a man reaching behind his back and over his shoulder is an orthopaedic test of the shoulder called apley scratch test. This shoulder pain test is used to see where pain occurs in the gleno-humeral joint, acromio-clavicular joint or in the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. It is a great test to differentiate between a trapped nerve in the shoulder or a pulled muscle or muscle strain injury.