We found 2 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Beech Street near Detroit, MI.

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

Dr. Alan Afsari is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Afsari's clinical interests include hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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Benjamin Best D.O.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road Pbi; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Best practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Best is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Best trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Best's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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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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