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:
Source: Wallmann, H. W. (2010). Overview of Elbow Orthopedic Special Tests. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(7), 507–508. https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822310370571