Indications

Reverse Mill’s test is an elbow examination procedure that tests for medial epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow. This test is stretching the common flexor tendon to elicit localized pain which is hallmark of Golfer’s Elbow

Procedure

Patient should be awake and cooperative while Reverse Mill’s Testis being done.

  1. Patient should be seated during the procedure.
  2. The examiner extends the patient’s elbow, wrist and fingers in an effort to stretch the common flexor tendon at the medial epicondyle.
  3. The examiner takes note of any pain during the procedure.
  4. After the procedure is done, the patient is told to relax her hand before another examination is done.

Patient’s elbow, wrist and fingers are extended to stretch the common flexor tendon.

Interpretation

Positive Reverse Mill’s Test

There is positive Reverse Mill’s Test when there is complain of localized pain over the medial epicondyle or at the common flexor tendon. This sign could indicate the presence of medial epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow.

Clinical Notes

Reverse Mill’s test is basically stretching the common flexor tendon. This test is also called Golfer’s Elbow Test.