Medial Epicondylitis Test | Golfer’s Elbow Assessment
The Medial Epicondylitis test is a quick method to assess for Medial Epicondylalgia also known as Golfer’s elbow. Actually, Medial Epicondylitis is not a good term as there is still debate about the role of inflammation in tendon pain. For this reason, it’s better to use the term “epicondylalgia” as it merely describes pain at the height of the epicondyle. Similar to the Mill’s Test for Lateral Epicondylalgia, also known as Tennis Elbow, this test is designed to maximally stretch and thus provoke all the muscles that originate from the epicondyle. In this case, we want to put a maximal stretch on the muscles originating at the medial epicondyle instead of the lateral epicondyle of the elbow
To perform this test have your patient in a standing position.
Fixate your patient humerus and palpate the medial epicondyle at the same time then passively supinate your patient forearm extend through the patient’s wrist and extend the elbow fully.
This test is positive if your patient complains about sudden pain at the medial epicondyle
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