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Arm Squeeze Test

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Other Names

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Purpose


Description

Demonstration of the arm squeeze test[1]
  • Stand behind patient
  • Squeeze middle third of upper arm with thumb on triceps, rest of the fingers on patients biceps
  • Moderate compression
  • Positive test
    • Increase in pain by 3 or higher on VAS compared to pain with acromioclavicular joint or subacromial area

Pathology


Evidence

  • Sensitivity: 96%[2]
  • Specificity: 96%
  • LR+: 0.04
  • LR-: 24

See Also


References

  1. Gumina, S., et al. "Arm Squeeze Test: a new clinical test to distinguish neck from shoulder pain." European Spine Journal 22 (2013): 1558-1563.
  2. Gumina, S., Carbone, S., Albino, P., Gurzi, M., & Postacchini, F. (2013). Arm Squeeze Test: a new clinical test to distinguish neck from shoulder pain. European Spine Journal, 22(7), 1558–1563. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-013-2788-3
Created by:
John Kiel on 22 July 2019 00:38:16
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24 March 2023 09:15:37
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