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We found 5 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 works as an orthopedist in Grosse Pointe, MI and Detroit, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Afsari include hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Afsari is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Warren, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Oxford, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and dental implant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Wolf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wolf trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cardiomyopathy, Implant Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Clark's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is 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)

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. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Best obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Larry Weiss
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Detroit, MI

Dr. Larry Weiss is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Detroit, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Weiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss takes. He trained at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital for residency. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Implant Surgery, Musculoskeletal Infection, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (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.