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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, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
311 Mack Avenue; 5th Floor
Detroit, MI
(313) 832-0500

Dr. Avery Arora's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include 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: Diagnostic Services, Amputee, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Camptodactyly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R.; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
(313) 745-4525

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Benchaala include myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI
(313) 429-7977; (313) 576-1000

Dr. Abdullah Omari works as an orthopedist. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Omari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Lower Limb Reconstruction, Hip and Knee, Primary and Revision Joint Arthoplasty, including Hip ... (Read more)


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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.