Doctor Advice

Dr. Daniel Gibbs - Orthopedic Surgeon - Knee, Shoulder and Hip - Heiden Orthopedics - Utah

For those suffering from an acute injury or chronic pain, you know all too well the impact these things have on every moment of your life. When you’re hurt, basic daily functions and routine activities are difficult, if not impossible, without help and proper healing.  Choosing the right practitioner to care for your pain or […]

hip osteoarthritis

“I don’t bounce back like I used to.” Have you heard yourself say a version of this yet? As we age, previous injuries and wear and tear plague us in new ways. Hips, knees, and backs get achy — sometimes after a favorite athletic activity and sometimes because we’ve been too sedentary. Osteoarthritis (OA) is […]

ankle tendonitis pain

Tendonitis is a common word, which makes it seem like a simple thing to treat. Its definition is straightforward: Tendonitis is inflammation (“-itis”) of tendons, the strong tissue bands that connect muscle to bone. Its treatment, however, isn’t something that should be glossed over.  While some tendonitis cases respond to consistent home treatment, others require […]

ACL tear surgery repairs or replaces an injured anterior cruciate ligament, which is the band of soft tissue that runs down the middle of the knee and connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). Partially torn ACLs may not need surgery, but completely torn ACLs cannot heal on their own and require surgical repair […]

reducing sedentary behavior

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” We sit while we drive or ride public transportation, in movie theaters or while watching tv, during meals and social events, and for many, while we work. According to the Surgeon General’s report, more than 60 percent of Americans do not maintain the CDC’s recommended […]

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