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Dr. Brian T Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Chimenti has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chimenti speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Stephen Flak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 260
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Keith Flak is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Flak attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Flak is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Albert Lipscomb practices general surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lipscomb honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle diseases (myopathies), hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Alysia Nicole Robichau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Alysia Robichau specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before performing her residency at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network, Dr. Robichau attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robichau include concussion, adolescent issues, and musculoskeletal pain. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robichau accepts. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Robichau is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Robichau welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Labbe is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Labbe honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft; #400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Coupe an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Coupe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle diseases (myopathies), hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abbasi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Abbasi, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abbasi include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Abbasi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abbasi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, Knee Injury

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6701 Lake Woodlands Drive; Suite 101
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Hayes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Spring, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Hayes has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes takes. Dr. Hayes studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. Dr. Price is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Price completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Price is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Wayne Blevins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Blevins, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Blevins average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blevins include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Blevins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Blevins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle diseases (myopathies), hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Moran, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moran accepts. Dr. Moran attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Ching-Chiang Allen Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 430
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. C. Chu specializes in neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. Patients rated Dr. Chu highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , muscular dystrophy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle diseases (myopathies), hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Wilson Shatby, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Meena Shatby's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shatby completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. Patients rated Dr. Shatby highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Kobza, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9006 Forest Crossing Drive; Suite E
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kobza works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Kobza graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kobza is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand fracture

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Heatly's clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Primary Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, ... (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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