Mills Test

mills test

The Mills test is used to help diagnose lateral epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as tennis elbow. 

How to Perform Mills Test

Performance: To perform the mills test, the examiner will passively extend the patient’s elbow followed by full pronation at the wrist.  

How to Interpret Mill’s Test

Positive Finding: The test is considered positive if the patient experiences pain over the lateral epicondyle during the exam, suggesting symptoms of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. 

Test Accuracy / Reliability / Evidence:

Not available

Source:   Wallmann, H. W. (2010). Overview of Elbow Orthopedic Special Tests. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(7), 507–508.