Speed’s test is a shoulder examination used to test for bicipital tendinitis.
- Patient seated, forearm is extended & supinated (arm at side), patient actively flexes arm to 120°, and examiner applies resistance to this motion while palpating the bicipital groove.
Positive pain → bicipital tendinitis, impingement syndrome or rotator cuff bursitis
Note: this test may also produce pain in the presence of a S.L.A.P. lesion.