Mill’s test is an elbow examination used to test for lateral epicondylitis.
- Patient seated, examiner extends and pronates patient’s elbow while flexing the wrist (test stretches the common extensor tendon).
(+) Lateral elbow pain during test → Lateral epicondylitis.
- consider flexing the fingers and applying pressure with thumb over the common extensor tendon to further increase the sensitivity of this test.
- Patients may demonstrate restricted ROM which mat suggest arthritis, capsular adhesions, or tendon contracture.
- Mill’s test may be user as treatment for lateral epicondylitis (stretching of the common extensor tendon).