Reverse Cozen’s Test is an elbow examination procedure that determines medial epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow. This condition is characterized by pain over the area where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the elbow. Golfer’s Elbow is quite similar to a tennis elbow which is found outside the elbow. Repeated use of the elbow can lead to Golfer’s Elbow.


Patient should be awake and cooperative when the Reverse Cozen’s Tests is being done.

  1. Patient should be seated with the elbow flexed at 120 degrees, forearm supinated and with the wrist slightly flexed towards the ulna. The examiner makes sure that the patient’s position is correct for the procedure.
  2. The examiner puts pressure on the palm using one hand. He stabilizes the elbow and palpates the medial epicondyle using his other hand.
  3. The examiner checks the patient for any complaints of pain while the procedure is being done.

Examiner applies pressure on the palm and stabilizes the elbow.


Positive Reverse Cozen’s Test

There is positive Reverse Cozen’s Test when the patient complains of pain at the medial epicondyle or at the distal at common flexor tendon. This indicates the presence of medial epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow.

Clinical Notes

Reverse Cozen’s Test is muscle testing of the common tendon of the elbow.