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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MO HealthNet near Troy, MI.

Dr. Syed Rafeeq Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Syed Ahmed practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Michael Adelard Carron, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Michael Carron is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Carron is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Carron's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Carron average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Implant Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Benchaala's clinical interests: myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with 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

Dr. Sam Nasser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Sam Nasser is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is conversant in German. His clinical interests include knee problems, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and musculoskeletal infection. Dr. Nasser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Dr. Nasser is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal infection, arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Infection, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Krugel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI

Dr. Richard Krugel, who practices in Troy, MI and Beverly Hills, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Krugel's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Krugel's training includes residency programs at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain

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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.