Dr. Steven Arbit

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Commerce Township , MI
35 years experience male

Locations

Specialists in Rehabilitation, PC

Commerce Township , MI

Address

8391 Commerce Road, Suite 197, Commerce Township , MI
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Practice website

Fax

2483609235

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Michigan

Doctor Q&A

145 Answers
38 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
No: Roller chairs are not bad for low back pain though i'm not sure they do any good, either.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Hard to say: There are pros and cons for all medications. You have to check each individual drug and talk to your doctor before taking them.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Therapy: Therapy and home exercises can help. Don't give up. It can be a long journey for you.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Ice: The two issues are not related. If you have acute back pain, ice it. Do some simples stretching and stay away from latex.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends on cause: Chronic low back pain (lumbago) can be treated with medications, therapy, home exercise and even injections. It depends on the history of the back pr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
No: Not all pain doctors treat fibromyalgia.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Median Nerve: Cts is due to irritation or compression of the median nerve in the wrist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Chronic Ankle Pain: Broken or sprained ankles can continue to be bothersome for a while. Swelling and discomfort can continue especially with weight bearing activities. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes/No: It is more common in the pregnant woman. In the post partum period, dequervains tenosynovitis is more common.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Thats a loaded quest: It depends on so many issues. People with spinal stenosis usually lead a productive life and can continue working. But... How bad is the stenosis? ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of surgery. A few weeks to six to even eight weeks.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Good question: Low back pain treatment varies depending on the cause. Most low back pain can be taken care of with ice, stretching and over the counter Ibuprofen (m... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes and no: There are articles in the literature that say yes, and others that say no.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
The bike store: Take your child to a good bicycle store and get them measured. You don't have to buy it there but they can give you advice about the proper size and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
The damage is done: Yes, if they develop it while they are doing the repetitive motion then it will stay with them.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Lubrication: This is an over simplification but it essentially lubricates the joint.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
You need to be watch: In cardiac rehab you are constantly being monitored with your heart rate and blood pressure. After a cardiac event, either heart attack or surgery, y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Acupuncture: Acupuncture and chiropractic care a alternative therapies for neck and back pain.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Epdural: An epidural injection is useful when you have a radiculopathy or a pinched nerve in your neck or back.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Exercise: I would love to see you get involved in an extensive core exercise program. This could be started with some formal physical therapy or on your own. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Knee strap: There are not any good studies that support brace usage however a knee strap may be helpful.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
SSRI/SNRI: The medications that help with this are ssris or snris. These medications such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) or Lexapro help with the chronic pain and with... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Talk to them: Tell your physicians how you feel. They should be responsive to your needs.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: If one continues doing what caused the problem in the first place, it can return.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Varies: It depends on your state law. Consult a vocational counselor or an attorney.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
It can be treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by splinting, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, injections and even surgery. Certainly the more conserv... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Pain or scoliosis?: Chiropractic care can help with pain, but will not help/cur/correct scoliosis or kyphosis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
No: Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen (motrin) are antiinflammatories. They block the production of the same substances in the body. Aspirin needs to be taken ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends: That certainly isn't enough information to give a response to. What kind of musculoskeletal problem do you have in your hand? Have you been diagnosed ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
No: It will not cause arthritis. I'm not sure why some people would say that.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Writer's cramp: This also may be a form of dystonia. It would be important to determine what is the actual cause of your hand pain. Treatments would very based upon w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Conservative Care: The best thing to do for a stiff neck after yoga is to stretch, ice and use some over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as advil or aleve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: I'm not sure how old you are but there are come congenital conditions that can cause neck pain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: Slouching forward with rounded shoulders puts extra stress on the muscles and joints of the neck. This can create pain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Sensation: Phantom limb symptoms are that the limb is still there even after an amputation. Phantom pain is pain in the limb even if it is not there.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Sciatica: This pain you are describing can be due to a few different conditions. It can be referred from the back. It can be a pinched nerve in the back. It ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: It depends on where the ulcers are and how big. It could be something bad and should be looked at.
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
It is difficult: Motor neuron disease usually doesn't go away. There are some medications that may slow down the progression but it never goes away.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Does he have one?: A cervical spine fracture can indeed be serious. If there is instability you can have spinal cord damage. Did the doctor tell him not to do certain ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
It can be.: Joints can become painful due to the increase in fluid when a women is premenstral. This usually dissipates after the ending of the menses (period).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Not much room: There isn't a lot of room on a a plane. In your seat you can do neck stretching and range of motion exercises. You can do a modified pelvic tilt. Yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on how much you weight and how much you have to lose. If you weight 125 pounds and are 5 pounds overweight then you will notice changes wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: Orthotics can be helpful especially in repeated cases of achilles tendonitis.
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Speech Therapy: A good speech therapist can help with these two problems.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends on the state: In most states you need a bachelors degree to get admitted into pt school. It is then three years of pt school. Athletic trainer has a bachelors degr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Nerve damage: This most likely means that the nerve to the biceps or one of the spinal nerves are damaged. The EMG hopefully identified the exact location of the d... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Unsure: There are many different protein power diets you should check with your doctor about the ingredients or you' specific program for advice.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
See your doctor: This can be something as minor as the flu or something more ominous. See your doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Old mattress: There are a lot of possibilities but one of the most common is a old mattress. If your mattress is over eight to ten years, it may be time to get a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Therapy, maybe: It depends on whether the condition that put you in the wheelchair has improved enough for you to walk again. If you have made improvements with the i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arbit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arbit is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aug 23, 2013
Excellent physician and great diagnostician.
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Thank you. I've only had my thyroid tested once about 6 months ago, so I'll go seek an internist to help me. I appreciate your input
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Thanks for your quick reply I've tried cymbalta an everything else I'm allergic to them an cymbalta didn't work at all
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We are at home and will call Dr in the morning if it still persists.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1988MD

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