Lateral Epicondylitis Tests
There are three tests to evaluate for lateral epicondylitis. For these tests, position the arm forward flexed with the elbow extended. For the first test, passively flex the wrist. For the second test, ask the patient to hold her wrist in extension against your resistance. For the third test, ask the patient to hold her middle finger in extension against resistance. These tests are positive if pain localizes to the lateral epicondyle.