Medial Epicondylitis Test

Use this test to determine if your patient has Medial Epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow. Click here for a guide and a free template.

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Patricia Buenaventura
Patricia Buenaventura
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Patricia Buenaventura

What is Medial Epicondylitis?

, also known as baseball elbow, golfer’s elbow, or suitcase elbow, is a condition wherein the inside of the patient’s elbow or medial epicondyle feels painful because of damage and inflammation.

There are several causes of medial epicondylitis, such as:

  • Improper techniques or using the wrong weight and size of equipment when doing tennis, baseball, softball, football, archery, javelin, and weight training
  • Doing repetitive movements forcefully at work (e.g. construction and plumbing)
  • Exerting excessive force that causes the patient to bend the wrist towards the palm for a long period of time (more than an hour for several days)

Unlike other tests, the medial epicondylitis test doesn’t have a template. However, if you’ve stumbled upon our guide and think you’ll benefit from a template, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve created one just for you. In it, you’ll see the following:

  • Basic information such as patient name, examiner’s name, and date
  • Instructions on how to conduct the test
  • A dedicated space for the patient’s results as well as additional notes you may have

Want a copy you can download, digitally edit, or print? Keep reading on how to download and use our medial epicondylitis test template.

Printable Medial Epicondylitis Tests

Download Medial Epicondylitis Tests to determine if your patient has Medial Epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow

How does this Medial Epicondylitis Test work?

Access the Template

To access and download our template, you can do either of the following:

  • Click the “Download Template” or “Use this Template” button above
  • Go to Carepatron’s template library on our website or app and search for “Hoover Test.”

Conduct the Test

Fill out basic information such as the patient’s name, rater’s name, and date. 

Afterward, proceed with the Medial Epicondylitis or Golfer’s Elbow Test. Here’s a step-by-step on how to conduct the test:

  1. Ask the patient to flex their elbow or hand. Alternatively, you may opt to supinate the patient’s arm yourself. Do note the patient may be seated or standing during the test. 
  2. With one hand, immobilize the patient’s upper arm. 
  3. With the other, grasp the patient’s hand, position their hand palm side up, then gently push the fingers backward towards the elbow.
  4. Ask the patient to extend their elbow fully. 
  5. Bend the elbow once more, and if you would like, you may also gently push the patient’s hand while the wrist is flexed. 

Aside from giving you the instructions above, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve included the same step-by-step guide on the template, so you may refer to it whenever you need to. 

Interpret and Proceed with the Next Steps

As soon as you’ve done the test, proceed to interpret and record your patient’s results. We’ve provided checkboxes where you can choose your patient’s reaction. There’s also space where you can write down additional notes like observations or a treatment plan. 

Scoring

Scoring is as simple as checking “Yes” or “No” to reflect the patient’s answer to the question, “Did the patient feel any pain in the inner aspect of their elbow during steps 3,4, or 5?”

Medial Epicondylitis example (sample)

Here’s an example of a filled-out Medial Epicondylitis or Golfer’s Test test template to help provide an idea of what the test looks like when it’s been completed.

Need a copy to use as a reference in the future? Grab an offline copy you can access on any of your gadgets by clicking and downloading the sample below or by pressing the “Download Example PDF” button above.

Download this Medial Epicondylitis Tests Example (Sample) here:

Medial Epicondylitis example (sample)

When to use these Medial Epicondylitis assessments?

It’s appropriate to use the Medial Epicondylitis assessment when the patient expresses concerns about pain on the medial epicondyle or experiencing the following symptoms on the affected limb:

  • Hot and inflamed elbow accompanied by a fever
  • Numbness or tingling in one or more fingers
  • Stiffness on the elbow
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists
  • Tenderness and pain that may worsen if one moves on the inner side of the elbow to the forearm

Aside from these, the practitioner may also assess if the patient’s elbow can’t be bent/looks bent out of shape or if they express that their elbow feels like a broken bone.

Benefits of these free Medial Epicondylitis Test Templates

Easy to Use

With only five steps needed to conduct the test, the medial epicondylitis is easy to use, and its template is even easier to utilize. You simply have to download and edit a copy on Carepatron or any local software applications you have on your gadgets. 

Fast and Accurate Results

Strictly following and religiously doing the instructions in this guide or on the template will help you produce accurate results in less than 10 minutes maximum. 

Encourages Communication

If the patient shows that they’re in pain while you’re conducting the test, it’s time that you communicate with your patient and ask what may cause the pain. By getting to know more about a part of their daily routine, you can also plan for an effective treatment plan and a strategy that’ll prevent them from getting into this predicament once more. 

Inexpensive

There are only two things one needs to conduct this test: the patient and our free template. Since you won’t have to pay for additional equipment or resources, you’ll save money and still have reliable results that’ll help you diagnose medial epicondylitis. 

Easily Accessible

Not only is our template digitally editable on any gadget you have on hand, but if you decide to store it on Carepatron, you can give access to involved parties for them to easily and effortlessly view the results and use it for reference. 

Why use this Medial Epicondylitis app?

Aside from being a guide and template source for the Medial Epicondylitis test, at Carepatron, you can find the means and tools to help you efficiently accomplish administrative tasks. You can use what you find on our leading software management platform to automate tasks and streamline business and clinical processes. That way, most of your time, effort, and focus will go to patient care. 

To be more specific about what you’ll get, if you sign up and download the application on your desktop or iOs/Android gadgets, you’ll get access to the following tools and resources for free:

  • Over 100 downloadable, digitally editable, and printable templates in PDF form of forms, surveys, tests, assessments, and other medical documents you may need for your practice. 
  • A HIPAA-compliant, secure EHR system for all your client’s medical records and your digital notes
  • Multiple scheduling and telehealth software applications that are integrated into your dashboard
  • An automated system you can set up for your client

Give us a try and see the benefits of using Carepatron today!

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How to use Medial Epicondylitis Test?
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Commonly asked questions

How to use Medial Epicondylitis Test?

You can use it by following the instructions provided and observing if the patient is experiencing any type of pain on their medial epicondyle.

As for how to use the medial epicondylitis test template, please refer to the “How does this Medial Epicondylitis test work?” section.

What are the benefits of the Medial Epicondylitis Test?

You can administer it quickly and get reliable results in minutes. For a comprehensive list of benefits, please refer to the “Benefits of these free Medial Epicondylitis Test Templates” section.

What does Medial Epicondylitis test for?

It is used to diagnose if the patient has medial epicondylitis and identify what is causing the pain on the inner elbow.

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