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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Beech Street near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Alan Michael Afsari, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road Pbi; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alan Afsari specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Afsari honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Afsari completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Steven M Wolf
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4201 St Antoine
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steven Wolf's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and dental implant surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wolf's residency was performed at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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Dr. Benjamin J Best, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road Pbi; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Best specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Best's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fractures, X-Rays, Trauma

Dr. Frank M Clark, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3130 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Frank Clark's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Clark takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal infection, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, joint problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre ... (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.