hip pain

A woman on the edge of her bed with her hands on her lower back, which is in pain from an improper sleeping position.

For many people suffering from back pain, getting a good night’s sleep is challenging. And when day-to-day life is already uncomfortable and frustrating, an inability to sleep only makes things worse. For those wondering how to sleep with lower back pain, it can be helpful to experiment with different sleeping positions and sleep hygiene techniques. […]

Team of orthopedic hip surgeons performing a total hip arthroplasty replacement surgery in an osteoarthritis patient inside the operating room aided by the latest in computer technology.

Hip replacement surgery produces an overwhelmingly substantial reduction in pain for most people who undergo the procedure. Even more promising than the resulting pain relief is that hip replacement recovery time is greatly reduced for many patients as advancements in surgical techniques, technology, materials, and medications occur. Hip Arthroplasty In hip replacement surgery, also called […]

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 […]

guided hip injection

When you’re in pain, especially chronic pain, the need to feel better can become desperate. A study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management states, “Pain, when it is ongoing and uncontrolled, has a detrimental, deteriorative effect on virtually every aspect of a patient’s life. It produces anxiety and emotional distress; undermines well-being; interferes […]

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, […]