Cozen’s Test: An Overall Overview about the Test

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Cozen’s test is Performed for lateral epicondylitis condition in athelete and patient.

It is also is called the resisted tennis elbow test.

Mainly athelete suffer from tennis elbow.

Patient position :-

The patient should be seated relaxed.

Elbow should be semi-flexed.

Pronation occuring ,wrist radially abducted and fist should be closed.

Also read about:- SLR TEST And it’s Use.

Therapist position in this test:-

Therapist should stand in walking stance position in front of patient.

Then stabilize the lateral epicondyle with 1 hand.

And other hand placed on dorsum of hand .

How is this performed?

The test is performed as mentioned below.

As mentioned above, both the therapist and patient would be standing and siting .

Then the therapist would be apply resistance to patient’s wrist.

The patient will take the wrist into flexion.

And the therapist , will apply pressure against wrist flexion of Patient.

How is cozen’s test said to be positive?

Cozen’s test is said to be positive , when there is pain in lateral epicondyle in elbow .

Which muscles get involved in cozen’s test?

Especially the ECRB- Extensor carpii radialis brevis .

And ECRL- Extensor carpii radialis longus.

These 2 muscles get involved in lateral epicondylitis, also called the tennis elbow .

Evidence of this test:-

Specificity and sensitivity of this test , is not found yet.

And , in this test , specificity and sensitivity , has to be found .

Resources for this test:- Physiopedia

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