hip injury

3d Illustration of the Anatomical Position of the Gluteus Medius Muscles

The buttocks have three major muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and gluteus medius. As its name indicates, the gluteus maximus is the largest of these muscles, but the smaller gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are just as necessary for proper movement of the hip and leg. The importance of the gluteus medius is obvious […]

hip dislocation

A hip dislocation is when the hip’s ball joint comes out of its socket. This painful medical emergency typically prevents you from walking until it’s repositioned. Most hip dislocations result from a traumatic event and take months to heal, sometimes requiring surgery. Keeping your hips healthy and practicing general safety precautions are important for preventing […]

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 […]

What is Dancer’s Hip? Snapping Hip Syndrome Explained

Dancer’s hip, often called snapping hip syndrome or coxa saltans, is a usually painless condition that affects approximately 5% – 10% of the US population. This condition is characterized by a palpable or audible snapping or clicking in one or both hip joints.  There are three main types of coxa saltans, which are categorized as either external, […]

hip-physical-therapy-heiden-orthopedics-toole

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 […]

hip pain x-ray

If you’ve been experiencing pain in your hip, you may be wondering if you have arthritis. Since most American adults are aware of arthritis as something they may experience as they age, this is a common assumption. However, there is a similar condition that is often overlooked: hip bursitis.   Hip Bursitis vs Arthritis On […]