4 Ways to Relieve the Pain of a Stiff Big Toe

34515085 Finger Pressing On Gout Inflamed Part Of FootHallux rigidus is the medical name for a stiff big toe. Arthritis sets into the joint at the base of the toe and causes pain, redness, swelling, stiffness, and, eventually, an inability to move the toe at all. Hallux (meaning “big toe”) rigidus (meaning “rigid”) begins as hallux limitus, where the movement of the joint is limited, but it’s not completely immobile. Anytime you have…

Clearing up Contusion Confusion

14202058 Doctor Examining An Injured FootEver hear about a ball player being removed from a game because of a foot contusion? It certainly happens but it isn’t cause for alarm, even though the word “contusion” can cause some confusion. Allow us to explain. What a contusion isn’t Contusion isn’t a word used much outside of the medical community, but it sounds a lot like two words that very often are:…

The Importance of a Well-Fitting Ski Boot

11920251 M Winter Sports Ski SnowGot a hankering for some downhill skiing? You’re in luck since we’ve got a couple of different ski areas less than a half-hour’s drive from us here in beautiful Solon, Ohio. Whether you’re headed north for a day trip to Alpine Valley, south to Boston Mills/Brandywine, or directly to Cleveland-Hopkins for a flight to a resort in Vermont or Colorado, you’ll want to make sure…

Keeping Your Feet Comfy and Safe On the Job

15815507 M Worker Compensation Construction Worker Fall InjuryDoes your job involve a lot of standing? If so, you may not realize how much stress you’re putting on your feet. Standing up for long periods of time is actually harder on your body than walking is. Think about this: when you’re walking, one foot at a time is bearing your weight and moving you forward while the other is pretty much resting. But…