Hip Dislocation: Symptoms, Treatment, & Recovery
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 […]
Tooele Specialties: Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
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 […]
“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 […]
Complex Fracture Of The Pelvis: Do You Need An Orthopedic Surgeon?
Named for the Latin word for ‘basin’, the pelvis is a bowl-shaped set of bones composed of your hips, sacrum, and coccyx. It is highly stable and provides skeletal support to connect your spine to your legs. The pelvis is truly a remarkable and essential structure. You need your pelvis to walk. It houses and […]
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, […]
Ask Dr. Gibbs: Do I have hip impingement?
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 Bursitis vs Arthritis: How to Tell the Difference
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 […]