We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HAP PPO near Novi, MI.

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Dr. Syed Rafeeq Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
42005 W 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Detroit, MI, Commerce Township, MI, and Troy, MI. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Parmod Kumar Mukhi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
44000 W. 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Parmod Mukhi works as a rehabilitation physician. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Mukhi's training includes residency programs at Grace Hospital, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Mukhi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Mukhi is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Spasticity, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Russell Hinderer, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Steven Hinderer practices spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spasticity and trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Hinderer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yongmin Liu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
44000 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Yongmin Liu is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Novi, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Troy, MI. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Liu graduated from Shandong University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pain Management

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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.
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