Author: Clifton Foot & Ankle

Solutions for Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common diseases in the world and one of the most debilitating. Another way to express “arthritis” is “joint pain.” Painful joints can occur anywhere in the body – shoulders, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, and feet, to name a few. Joints ache, especially among the 50 and older crowd, because […]

Podiatrists Fix Foot and Ankle Problems from A to Z

In recognition of International Podiatry Day (October 8), we’d like to answer the three most common questions about podiatrists: What exactly is podiatry? It’s the medical specialty that deals exclusively with ailments of the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Who needs a podiatrist? People of all ages and from all walks of life experience problems […]

How to Fix Chronic Heel Pain

September is Pain Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to talk about a debilitating type of foot pain that affects many of our Fairfax County patients: plantar fasciitis, or heel pain. Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, hurts the most when you step out of bed in the morning. The pain eases up as you […]

7 Surprising Reasons Seniors Take a Fall

If you know a person who has NOT at some point or other taken a nasty fall, tell us about them the next time you visit Fairfax County’s Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. That person deserves special recognition because, well, pretty much everyone’s fallen at one time or another. However, when an older adult falls, […]

Autumn Foot Care Tips

The changing of the season from summer to fall transforms many people’s daily routines. Vacation days fade away into long days of attending classes. Outdoor dining moves inside as the wind kicks up and temperatures drop. Mom’s Carpooling Service is back in business. With all these changes happening, why not use this time as an […]

Bunion Basics

Along with green eyes, olive-toned skin, or a muscular build, you inherited the tendency for joint problems in your big toe. What becomes of this tendency varies from person to person. Bunions run in families. One individual may slowly develop a bunion that causes no problems at all. Another may have a painful joint deformity […]

Custom Orthotics Treat a Wide Range of Foot Problems

Not everybody has perfect feet. It’s pretty rare to find feet whose muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments always move perfectly well together. Many people are born with a biomechanical imbalance in their lower limbs. That is, something doesn’t line up quite right when they walk or run. Imperfect anatomy can also result in high arches, […]

Tips for Successful Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

When Fairfax County schools open up again next week, be ready with shoes that’ll help your kids succeed. Back-to-school shoe shopping can be a breeze when you follow these tips from board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM : Measure your child’s feet. The younger your child is, the faster his feet grow, so measure them […]

Fun Facts About Feet

When August 17th rolls around, podiatrists rejoice – because it’s National I Love My Feet Day. Celebrate with Clifton Foot & Ankle Center by reading these fun and interesting facts about your two feet. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 25% of all your bones are […]

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