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