Tennis Elbow and Central Sensitization [edit | edit source] Mechanical hyperalgesia and cold hyperalgesia are evident in Tennis Elbow. Clinical ice pain test, a simple test that allows clinicians to examine pain sensitivity. Pain intensity of more than 5/10, after 10 seconds of ice application indicates 90% likelihood of cold hyperalgesia.
During the physical exam, your doctor may apply pressure to the affected area or ask you to move your elbow, wrist and fingers in various ways. In many cases, your medical history and the physical exam provide enough information for your doctor to make a diagnosis of tennis elbow. But if your doctor suspects that something else may be causing your symptoms, he or she may suggest X-rays or other types of imaging tests.
Tennis Elbow: Physical Examination. Steven Stanos, MD demonstrates three important aspects of the physical examination in the assessment of tennis elbow. Inspection. Range of motion. Provocative testing.
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Tests for tennis elbow 1. Palpating. Sit with your forearm extended out in front of you on a table. Apply gentle pressure to examine your... 2. The coffee cup test. For this test, simply rate your level of pain while grasping a cup of coffee or a carton of milk. 3. Resistance. Extend your affected ...
The Patient is seated and the clinician palpates the patient’s lateral epicondyle with one hand while pronating the patient’s forearm, fully flexing the wrist, the elbow extended. A production of pain in the area of the insertion at the lateral epicondyle indicates a positive test. YouTube. Clinical Examination Videos.
Palpate each elbow joint, noting any swelling, bony irregularity or tenderness: Radial head Radiocapitellar joint Lateral epicondyle of the humerus Olecranon Medial epicondyle of the humerus
Your healthcare provider can usually diagnosis your tennis elbow by a physical exam. In some cases, you may certain tests, such as: An X-ray to look at the bones of your elbow to see if you have arthritis in your elbow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can show your tendons and how severe the damage is.