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 […]
What Is a 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 […]
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 […]
Is my lower back, buttocks or leg pain from piriformis syndrome?
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults, with 25% of U.S. adults reporting acute lower back pain and 8% of all adults experiencing chronic or persistent back pain. Lower back pain can radiate through the buttocks and down the leg, depending on its cause. One such condition? Piriformis syndrome. What […]
What is a hip pointer injury? Hip Pointer Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments
Most often seen in contact sport athletes, such as football, lacrosse and hockey players, hip pointer injuries can occur in mountain athletes, too. What is a hip pointer injury? A hip pointer is a contusion of the iliac crest and/or the greater trochanteric region of the femur following a traumatic impact. Translation: A hip pointer […]
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, […]
What is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor?
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 […]
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 […]