Golfer’s Elbow test is an elbow examination procedure that tests for medial epicondylitis or golfer’s elbow. This condition is highlighted by pain and inflammation of the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. A Golfer’s Elbow Test along with a complete patient’s medical history can confirm golfer’s elbow.


Patient should be awake and cooperative when the Golfer’s Elbow Test is done.

  1. Patient should be seated comfortably during the test.
  2. Examiner extends the patient’s elbow as well as the wrist and fingers to stretch the common flexor tendon.
  3. The examiner takes note of any pain or discomfort while the procedure is being done.
  4. The examiner may supinate the forearm to increase the stretch of the tendon.
  5. Let the patient rest when the procedure is over.

Examiner extends elbow, wrist and fingers to stretch the common flexor tendon.


Positive Golfer’s Elbow Test

There is positive Golfer’s Elbow Test is when the patient expresses pain over the medial epicondyle.

Clinical Notes

Golfer’s Elbow Test is also called reverse Mill’s test.