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We found 3 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Alliance near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
311 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal infection, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Benchaala's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myositis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Abdullah Omari's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Omari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Joint Problems

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.