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Mill's test for diagnosing tennis elbow

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The Mill's test is a clinical test for diagnosis of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).


  • 1. patient is seated

  • 2. clinician palpates the patient's lateral epicondyle with one hand, while pronating the patient's forearm, fully flexing the wrist, the elbow extended

  • 3. reproduction of pain in the area of the insertion at the lateral epicondyle indicates a positive test

A video of the Mill's test is available here

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