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Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain Treatment in Dubai

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain Treatment in Dubai

Recent medical statistic show increases in reported symptoms from chronic pain in their upper limbs (shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands). Symptoms may be severe as in nerve compression or entrapment, soft tissue degeneration and acute injuries. There is a wide range of disorders indicated by the particular area and the findings.

While there many causes including: lack or improper performed exercise, sedentary lifestyle, heredity, repetitive movements and posture abnormalities the mechanism varies and the classification of the origin can be dependent on the professional point of view.

Pain in Shoulder
According to Dr. Tod Cahill, a well established chiropractor who is currently living and working in Dubai, the most frequent diagnosis and causes of upper limb pain are: 

  • Elbow PainTennis elbow/ tendonitis the tennis elbow syndrome or as doctors often call it “lateral epicondylitis” is the result of gradual deterioration of the tendons in your forearm. This condition can be extremely painful and seriously affect your ability to complete routine tasks. 
  • Malfunction of the rotator cuff the rotator cuff consists of four muscles and their tendons whose role is to support the shoulder and control its movement. Sports related injuries that usually cause damage in this area by default because paralyzing pain. Without any exaggeration shoulder joint pain can be so overwhelming some patients lose their consciousness for a while. 
  • Brachial plexus and brachial plexopathy another very common cause of shoulder, arm and hand pain is the so called brachial plexopathy. Doctors describe it as paralyzing pain and weakness that happens as a result of unnaturally strong pressure on the brachial plexus, a group of nerves that spread from the neck to the arms. It can make the movement of the neck or arm unbearably painful. 
  • Median nerve compression As every experienced arm chiropractor, Dr. Tod Cahill  confirms that carpal tunnel syndrome or the compression of the median nerve is one of the most common causes of chronic arm and hand pain. Among other symptoms: numbness, tingling and overall weakness in hand and fingers. 
  • Wrist PainCarpal tunnel syndrome – median nerve compression, is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand. It happens because of pressure on your median nerve, which runs the length of your arm, goes through a passage in your wrist called the carpal tunnel, and ends in your hand. The median controls the movement and feeling of your thumb and the movement of all your fingers except your pinky.
  • Postures – The number one current cause of issues of shoulder pain is the day to day activities creating, shoulder impingement, tendonitis and bursitis, these activities include forward head and shoulder posture when using phones and computers. This posture can cause all the previous discussed conditions.



The current conventional treatment for arm pain relying on invasive methods and medication that may give temporary pain relief. Dr.Tod uses atlas orthogonal chiropractic which is a non-invasive therapy (alternative medicine) and other joint corrective instrument and soft tissue therapy. 

As an International Award Winner Chiropractor, Dr.Tod’s expertise consists in treating effectively numerous medical conditions, among them hand pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.

Atlas orthogonal treatment is one of the most efficient and safe techniques for treatment of the nervous systems often implicated in hand and arm paraesthesia. 

During all of his atlas orthogonal chiropractic treatments, Dr. Tod Cahill additionally relies on the latest adjustment tools and medical equipment:


  • Atlas Orthogonal Instrument 
  • The Intersegmental Traction Therapy Table 
  • The Flexion-Distraction Table 
  • The Activator 
  • The Drop Table 
  • Erchonia Laser