Extensor Radialis Carpi Brevis Special Tests
Radial Nerve Floss
With the client supine, the therapist depresses the shoulder,
Next, they bring the shoulder into abduction
Then the therapist externally rotates the client’s shoulder
The therapist brings the client’s wrist and fingers into extension, followed by elbow flexion
Feeling of stretch along the radial nerve path
With the client seated,
The therapist palpates the lateral epicondyle with one hand, while pronating the client’s forearm,
The therapist also fully flexes the client’s wrist, while extending their elbow.
Pain at the lateral epicondyle
With the client seated and their elbow extended and forearm pronated.
The client’s wrist should be radially abducted and hand in a fist.
The therapist should stabilize the elbow at the lateral epicondyle and the other hand should be on the back of the hand.
From here the client is asked to move the wrist into extension, while there therapist provides resistance
Pain on the lateral epicondyle