We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Total Health Care HMO near Taylor, MI.

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Specializes in Physiatry
10000 S Telegraph Road; Department of Rehabilitation
Taylor, MI

Dr. In Yoon is a rehabilitation physician. In addition to English, Dr. Yoon speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. After attending Korea University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain

All Interests: Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Back Pain

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21801 Goddard Road; Office Hours
Taylor, MI

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala is an adult rheumatology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Dr. Benchaala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Benchaala's professional affiliations include 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

Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Merriman Road; Suite 100
Westland, MI

Dr. Carol Baker works as a family practice physician in Westland, MI. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Baker attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Joint Pain, Diabetes, Muscle Pain, High Cholesterol, Women's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18100 Oakwood Boulevard, Suite 300; Oakwood Dearborn Medical Park
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Abdullah Omari is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Omari is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Omari is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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

Nsima M Usen, MPH
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
1628 Ford Avenue
Southfield, MI

Dr. Nsima Usen specializes in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Usen include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, foot reconstruction, and fractures (broken bones). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Usen takes. For his residency, Dr. Usen trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He speaks Igbo and Ibibio. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Foot Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Foot ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
14535 Northline Road
Southgate, MI

Dr. Daniel Zahari works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Southgate, MI. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zahari's training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bone pain, musculoskeletal problems, gout

All Interests: Bone Pain, Athlete's Foot, Fungal Infection, Ingrown Toenails, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout, Heel ... (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.
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