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Dr. Brian Chimenti

Sports Medicine
The Woodlands, TX
28 years experience male

Locations

The Woodlands Sports Medicine Center

The Woodlands, TX

Address

1441 Woodstead Ct, suite 300, The Woodlands, TX
Directions

Fax

281-267-1201

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Beech Street

Cigna

Humana

Medicare

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Office

The Woodlands, TX

About

Bio

My Orthopedic practice involves primarily Sports Medicine (primarily injuries of the knee and shoulder) and Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement (knee and hip).

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.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

495 Answers
237 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Stretch : Proper warm up & stretching will help reduce the risks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Hip flexor: Mostly stretching and low impact resistance exercises.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Patella femoral : Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture: Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight. This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: Probably, but best to ask the doctor that put them there as this would depend on what was done. For example, if the stitches are there because you ju... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Varies: This will vary depending on you therapist. They will likely concentrate on your neck as most trapezial pain comes from cervical pathology. Massage, de... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Meniscus tear: While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
ice: 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. Causes include but are not limited to inflammatory issues including arthritis, synovitis, and gout/pseudo-... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Metatarsal fx: Depends on many factors including the severity of the injury. Most broken bones mend within about six to eight weeks with some exceptions. Fifth metat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Shoulder dislocation: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static ; dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cart... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Yes, an orthopedic surgeon can diagnose probable carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be confirmed and quantified by a nerve conduction study usually perf... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Quad tear: At a pelvic location most tears will heal with rest. Occasionally surgical repair is needed, and usually due to a displaced tendon attachment tear in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Meds: Everyone responds differently so there is some degree of trial & error. Nsaids such as alleve or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) are popular. Tylenol (aceta... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Meniscus tears: Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Workout: Try adding more variety to your workouts. This popular concept of muscle confusion is a very successful method to achieve better and faster results.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Low impact : Start with low impact exercise such as swimming, biking, elliptical use. Walking is ok.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Conservative : I'm assuming you are asking about a child's finger. The younger the patient, the faster it will heal. 4 weeks is usually sufficient. However, an addit... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Formula: Weight loss = calories burned/used > calories eaten.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
ACL: Assuming your surgeon positioned your graft properly...Then yes, you will have a less than perfect outcome if you do not get full motion (especially e... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Known as exercise related amenorrhea. Very common in female athletes - especially if there is an associated eating disorder.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: A night splint is an option that is used by many patients, yet i wouldn't say that it is always important. There are more important treatments includ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Sprain: Minor sprains may recover completely by 3 weeks while more severe sprains stretch or tear the ligaments and thus take much longer to heal. Go back to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to the low impact exercise machine. A gazelle would be very good exercise, as would most other low impact machines suc... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Varies: Every surgeon and every patient are slightly different, but a general rule of thumb would be 3-6 weeks nwb, 6-10 total weeks in a cast or boot...As lo... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Knee pain: Too many possibilities to list. Need more info. If worried then go see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
PT: Would start with pt or chiropractic care. Home stretches, nsaids, ice or heat also recommended. If no improvement then cortisone injections would be ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Spasm: As long as there is no associated pain -- nothing to worry about. Very common with muscle building workouts.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Body resistance. : Use your body weight for resistance. Push-ups, pull-ups, squats, sit-ups, lunges, wall squats to name a few. You can purchase resistance bands as you... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Folliculitis: Several possibilities including folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles. Some people also get a histamine release when they sweat whi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Simple formula: calories used > calorie intake = weight loss.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Google: Bring knees to chest, pelvic tilts, hamstring stretches. A full list can be found by internet search for low back stretches.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Varies: Depending on the complexity of the surgery & the experience of the surgeon, anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Meniscus tear: You can play sports with a tear, but please understand that the meniscus will generally not heal with or without a brace. In fact, it will likely tea... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
broken bone: Not all broken bones need surgery. Those that do require surgery should be fixed as soon as the soft tissues allow. This varies depending on locatio... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
compression fracture: Most fractures in any location heal...But that doesn't mean that the deformity from the compression will reverses itself, nor does it mean that all sy... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Sprained shoulder: Depends on the severity and what is injured. If only sprained options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therap... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Trimalleolar : Depends mostly on the stability the fracture after surgical fixation. Usually on average six weeks is needed before full weight-bearing is allowed. Th... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Elbow: The most common reasons for elbow pain including inflammatory issues such as tennis or golfers elbow. These issues do not necessarily have to be relat... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture : No. Compression fractures usually refer to injuries to the spine. When you are younger this can usually be a result of significant trauma. As we get o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Ankle sprain: Residual symptoms can be due to persistent instability due to loose ligaments, or could be a residual inflammatory issue. Other possibilities include... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Knee swelling: Knee swelling has nothing to do with the location of the pain. The knee, like most joints, has a capsule that surrounds the joint and keep the fluid ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Swelling: You can add a light compression wrap. With that much swelling, it may be best to see an orthopedist and have the knee drained & a diagnosis/cause give... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Shin pain: The pain could be several things. The most severe would be a stress fracture. This is usually manifested by very localized tenderness, as opposed to... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There are two main causes for pain on the medial side if the knee, 1) meniscus tear & 2) arthritis. If the MRI showed protrusion or extrusion, then y... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
No bother: Just don't understand why you are being told to live with the problem...Unless by exam they don't think the meniscus is the issue. Has anyone comment... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
No worry: As long as there is no discomfort, then there is likely nothing to worry about. Sometimes strengthening the muscles surrounding the joints can be help... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Went to another doctor close to home with severe knee pain. After cortizone shot was not any better, they would not order an MRI to find out if it was a torn meniscus & said it was just arthritis. Aft...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I cannot sing praises loudly enough about Dr Chimenti. He has helped my family, myself, and numerous friends of ours over the years. He is truly outstanding.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chimenti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have visited my Dr. And felt like it was nothing to worry about but did do an MRI and it was a muscle striation. Thank you for responding.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Nice! That's the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for your response Doctor, it is much appreciated. I wish you a pleasant rest of the day.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thx, cortisone injections did nothing, night splints, orthotics, stretching, ice, laser therapy, physical therapy all have failed so far.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Residency

University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals

Awards

Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry
Patients' Choice Award, Patients' Choice Organization
2006 Best Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
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