Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Call 208-365-3563

Put pain behind you and get help now from the orthopedic and sports medicine team right here at Valor Health. Whether you need an evaluation for an injury from work —or play — you don’t have to go far for individualized care. Our specialists provide a wide range of services to help you heal, restore mobility, and get you back to the quality of life you deserve. And our quick and convenient access for orthopedic care means you can get an appointment when you need it most.

If you’re experiencing:

  • Foot or Ankle Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Muscle Strain

We specialize in many procedures to get you back to pain-free living, including:

  • Fracture Repair
  • Total Joint Replacement, including Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Shoulder Replacement
  • ACL and Meniscus Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Surgical Stabilization for Sprains

Get the help you need to live a pain-free life.

Valor Health offers quick, convenient access for orthopedic care, which means you can get an appointment when you need it most.
Call 208-365-3563 to schedule an initial consultation.

Dr. Jerod Hines
Valor Health’s Orthopedic Surgeon
Tel: 208 365 3563 
Location: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – 1202 E Locust St.

Dr. Hines grew up in Burley, Idaho. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho and University of Utah’s School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and his fellowship in sports medicine at McGill University Health Centre, located in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Hines moved back to his Idaho roots and joined Valor Health in Emmett, Idaho in 2016. He enjoys living in rural Idaho, outdoor activities, sports, and spending time with his son. Dr. Hines is an avid supporter of Emmett sports and our student athletes, and you can probably find him on the sidelines cheering on the Huskies.

*Your insurance company may require a referral from your primary care physician prior to receiving care.

Injury Self-Assessment

Do you have any of the following symptoms? If you do, it may be time to reach out to our orthopedics and sports medicine team!

The higher the degree of injury, the greater the severity of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain: due to an increase in pressure in the injured area and damage that has been caused to local nerve fibers from swelling
  • Swelling: due to the bleeding from damaged blood vessels
  • Redness or discoloration: due to the dilation of nearby undamaged blood vessels
  • Heat: due to the dilation of blood vessels (and local area circulation) around the injury site
  • Loss of function: due to the pain and swelling caused by the injury; function may be reduced or lost totally, including the inability to bear any weight on injured limbs.

Preventing Injuries

How to Warm Up and Cool Down

Always remember to warm up and cool down properly before and after activity. Incorporating strength training, increasing flexibility, and improving core stability will also help minimize overuse injuries.


Warming up before an activity involves gradually bringing the heart rate up from the resting level by engaging in low-impact exercise such as jogging in place. Athletes should also stretch their muscles to release tension and help prevent injury. Stretching involves going just beyond the point of resistance and should not include bouncing. Stretches should be held for 10–12 seconds.


Be sure to cool down properly after an activity. Cooling down after an activity allows the heart rate to gradually return to a resting level. Stretches after an activity should be slow and gentle, typically held for twenty seconds. This aids in recovery and stimulates the muscles to relax and return to their resting length.

Take a closer look at stretching exercises and tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Treating Minor Injuries

The RICE method works for contusions/bruises or any injury that results in swelling:

  • R = Rest
  • I  = Ice
  • C = Compression
  • E = Elevation

When to Seek Help

Minor injuries should improve within 24-72 hours. If this is not the case, or if the problem worsens, you should seek medical attention.

Getting Back to Normal

When returning to activity after a minor injury, there should be little to no pain in the injured area. If you experience pain after activity or if swelling returns, this would suggest that the injury has not resolved, and you may need to modify your activities. Often, switching to a less strenuous form of exercise or one that does not stress the affected area as much will allow you to continue being active while the area heals.

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