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What is sports medicine? - Heiden Orthopedics

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]

Dr. Mark Peterson - Sports Medicine Physician - Heiden Orthopedics

Living in the mountains in Utah – or anywhere else in the country that provides outdoor recreation and adventure – is a blessing. The chance to play outside year-round is what brings many people to Salt Lake, Park City and the surrounding area. While the benefits of this mountain lifestyle far outweigh the negatives, there […]

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Children and teenagers who grow up playing sports are used to the bumps, bruises, sprains and strains that come with the territory. They are conditioned to push through adversity and play through discomfort – yet they typically can tell the difference between soreness and actual injury.  Dr. Eric Heiden, a Utah orthopedic surgeon and five-time […]

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Blame it on Alex Honnold and Free Solo. Or American Ninja Warrior. Or the explosion of indoor climbing gyms and the scores of people leaving the coasts for the mountains. The popularity of rock climbing continues to grow both in the US and worldwide; in fact, sport rock climbing will make its debut at the Summer Olympics in […]

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders in the United States, affecting 4 to 10 million Americans every year. In general, carpal tunnel is more prolific in the middle-aged and older population and affects women up to three times more often than men. If you think you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the […]

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As an orthopedic hip doctor in Tooele, Dr. Daniel Gibbs sees his fair share of hip injuries. From hip bursitis and arthritis to hip labral tears, snapping hip syndrome and hip impingement, Dr. Gibbs diagnoses and treats every kind of hip pain and condition at Heiden Orthopedics’ Tooele location.  Dr. Gibbs served as a team physician for the USC […]

The 4 Most Common Shoulder Injuries from Skiing & Snowboarding

The number of skiing and snowboarding injuries has fallen approximately 50 percent since the mid-1970s and there are now an estimated two injuries per 1,000 skier visits. While there is no doubt that improvements in technology — in both gear and mountain operations — has helped bring the ski injury statistic down, researchers at Johns […]

Elbow Pain When Lifting Weights: Tennis Elbow vs Golfer’s Elbow

Don’t let the laymen’s terms fool you – you don’t have to be a tennis player or a golfer to suffer from tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. In fact, many athletes, workout enthusiasts and weight lifting newcomers experience elbow pain from these conditions due to incorrect form while lifting weights.  Before we get into possible […]

PCL Injuries vs LCL Injuries: Common Causes and Symptoms

Most people are familiar – some intimately – with their knees’ ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) and MCLs (medial collateral ligaments). As the two most common ligaments in the knee that are injured every year, the ACL and MCL get a lot of attention. There are, however, two other ligaments that play important roles in the […]

How do you know if you have a heel spur? Heel spur symptoms, causes and treatments.

Believe it or not, it’s possible to have a heel spur without even realizing you have one. That’s because heel spurs don’t always cause pain. In fact, many people discover they have a heel spur after undergoing an X-ray for unrelated foot pain and injuries, and according to the Cleveland Clinic, 50% of people with […]

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