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1

Elbow flexion test

Tests for cubical tunnel syndrome

Stresses ulnar nerve at cubital tunnel

2

Tinel's test

Tests for neuritis or neuroma of the ulnar nerve and radial nerve

Hypersensitivity indicates nerve damage

3

Cozen's test

Evaluates the extensor of the wrists and possible lateral epicondylitis

4

Golfer's elbow

Evaluates the flexors of the wrist and identify possible medial epicondylitis

5

Lift test

Stresses both the lateral and medial epicondyle

6

Ligamentous instability test

Tests the laxity, decreased mobility or altered pain

7

Mill's test

To stress and evaluate the lateral epicondyle

Positive if pain increases

8

Tinel's sign at the wrist

Tests for carpal tunnel syndrome

Tap causes irritation of the MEDIAN nerve

9

Phalen's test

Tests for carpal tunnel

Increases pressure on the median nerve

10

Froment's test

Tests for Ulnar nerve paralysis

Utilizes muscles innervated by ulnar nerve

Thumb curls to grip better, thumb up

11

Pinch Grip test

Tests for pathology of the Anterior Interosseous nerve

Is entrapped in between pronator Teres muscle

index finger up, will go flat in positive test

12

Bunnell-Littler Test

To evaluate for possible osteoarthritis

When the PIP cannot be flexed

13

Finkelstein's Test

Evaluate for possible tenosynovitis of the thumb

Produces pain over Abductor Pollicis Longus and Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendons