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Michele L. Arnold, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Arnold takes her professional and personal responsibilities seriously and is committed to providing excellent, quality care that meets the highest standards in her field. She treats each patient as an individual, with a focus on patient education, clear communication, and partnering for better health. Dr. Arnold strives to be respectful, approachable, transparent, ethical, and timely. She is committed to high quality EMG and nerve conduction studies, producing unequalled report results, minimizing patient discomfort, communicating results clearly to patients at their visit, and collaborating with their other health care providers. Her passion is seeing independence flourish in the lives of those with injury, illness, or disability.
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Medical School
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Personal Interests
Dr. Arnold is married with two daughters and enjoys running, downhill skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and traveling.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal emg
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • apophysitis
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • autoimmune neuropathy
  • back muscle injury
  • back pain
  • becker muscular dystrophy
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brain concussion
  • buckle fracture
  • bulbar palsy
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • cervical disc disease
  • cervical disc herniation
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • demyelinating disease
  • discoid meniscus
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dystonia
  • elbow injury
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • electromyography
  • facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • familial spinal muscle atrophy
  • flaccid hemiplegia
  • focal dystonia
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • fracture of tibia
  • frozen shoulder
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • genetic dystonia
  • gluteal injury
  • growth plate injury
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • hamstring injury
  • heat illness
  • hemidystonia
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • hypertonia
  • hypotonia
  • iliotibial band
  • injury of muscle
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • juvenile osteochondrosis
  • juvenile spinal muscular atrophy
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • kneecap dislocation
  • lambert eaton syndrome
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg injury
  • leg numbness
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • locking knee
  • lumbosacral plexopathy
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • medial epicondylitis
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • mitochondrial disorders
  • motor neuron disease
  • motor vehicle accident
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • muscular diseases
  • muscular disorder
  • muscular dystrophy
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myofascial
  • myoneural dysfunction
  • myopathy
  • myositis
  • myotonia
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • neck muscle injury
  • nerve block
  • nerve conduction studies
  • neuralgia
  • neuromuscular diseases
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • neuromyotonia
  • numbness
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • olecranon bursitis
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • osteochrondial defect
  • osteopathic manipulation
  • overuse injury
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • peroneal neuropathy
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • phantom limb
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • quadricep injury
  • radial nerve injury
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • sciatica
  • segmental dystonia
  • shin splints
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • spasticity
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • stress fractures
  • tendonitis
  • tennis elbow
  • tens therapy
  • throwing injuries
  • tibial tendonitis
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • torsion dystonia
  • toxic myopathy
  • transverse myelitis
  • tricep injury
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 21 Comments)


Very impressed with Doctors knowledge and concern for me.

Dr. Arnold is exceptionality!

Dr. Arnold demonstrated extremely diligent care & thoroughness, both while administering test procedures but also when communicating issues & alternatives.

Dr. Arnold's knowledge was impressive. I learned a lot about my condition. She gave me hope for the future.

Dr. Arnold seems excellent! However getting an appointment to see her was a nightmare! This experience almost made me go to another dr.

Provider thinks in wholistic/interdisciplinary ways and I appreciate that. She is easy to talk to and receptive to my issues and concerns. She treated me respectfully and views me as a whole person. She is very skilled and thinks creatively about my issues to solve them.

Dr. Michelle Arnold is a world - class care provider knowledgeable, great recommendations, caring, not condescending.

Dr Arnold is amazing! She's super smart, listens, and provides clear information. In this whole process with my shoulder surgery and subsequent nerve damage, she by far has been the one provider that understands.

Doctor was thorough in examination and very easy to understand. Appreciated being helped to understand the diagnosis and treatment and any further tests. Very courteous, put me at ease.

Dr. Arnold is a very personable and caring physician and I felt that I had a competent clinician taking care of me. Dr. Arnold was friendly and compassionate but understand my pain and got to the root of the problem and suggested a solution. She is awesome.......

Dr. Arnold is a positive life force.

Staff was so caring. Our only suggestion for the ALS clinic is to measure respiration levels at the very beginning. Those numbers really make a difference in where care is headed and exactly what should be discussed.

Dr. Arnold has been great! She takes time to answer all my question every time.

[...] Dr. Arnold was truly outstanding! I wish that I could see her for more things, than just for a test. She took the time to explain in detail what the test would be like, and what it was for. I actually learned a lot from her, in a very short amount of time! She was fantastic!

Dr. Arnold reviewed old MRI & asked about old accidents. She indicated my current pain may be related to this, which no one else has suggested.

Very knowledgeable & noticed that natural supplement could be causing pain, [...] super helpful.

Dr. Arnold was very thorough in covering my health issue that I was seeing her for. She answered my questions, listened to my concerns and recommended a plan that was very helpful. I felt like my problem was important to her and did not feel like she was rushing off to another patient - nice compared to how many physicians operate! I would recommend her highly to others.

Very positive experience with the care provider. I was very impressed with the scope and depth of the explanations of the issue and treatment options.

[...] only was scheduled for 30 minutes (the nurse/assistant told me that) so I almost felt bad being there and didn't want to put them behind which kind of stressed me out but overall my questions/concerns were answered and I think the appt went really well.

Very knowledgeable and was able to find the source of my pain.

This was our first visit with Dr. Arnold as part of the ALS Clinic. She was excellent in all respects.
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