Author: Clifton Foot & Ankle

A Pain in the Heel

At one time or another, most adults will experience some sort of heel pain. In our experience here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, the majority of our patients with heel pain are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the ligament that runs from the base […]

Top 4 Tips for Avoiding Injuries for Runners

The weather on Monday, April 16 was horrendous for running the Boston Marathon – cold, wet, and windy. But with the torrential rains came an end to a long drought for the United States, which hadn’t had a winner on the women’s side in 33 years. Congratulations to top woman finisher Desi Linden! To add […]

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask a Podiatrist

Let’s face it: we’ve all had medical questions lurking around our heads that we’re afraid to speak out loud for fear of sounding dumb, ignorant, old-fashioned, inexperienced, late to the party — however your particular fear feels to you! Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, our board-certified podiatrist here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, says “Fear […]

Watch Out for This Common Overuse Injury

Last week, we wrote about the benefits of exercise – especially hoping to motivate anyone who’s spent the winter as a couch potato. This week, a specific word of warning: Don’t do too much too soon! The warmer temps of spring might make you feel like jumping off the couch and running a 5K, but […]

Spring into Spring With Healthy Feet

Spring could not seem further away for those of us in Fairfax County, Virginia. The vernal equinox came in right on the heels of a winter storm warning, and we thought we heard people all over DC are yelling “Snow way!” or something like that. Yes – Snow just won’t leave us alone. Well, the […]

6 Ways a Podiatrist Can Improve Your Sports Performance

Runners, walkers, tennis players, track and field enthusiasts, basketball and baseball players can all agree: your feet take a beating during all those workouts, games, matches, and triathlons. In order to stay healthy and competitive, you’ve got to make an effort to give your feet the care and attention they deserve. A podiatrist specializes in […]

Make an Informed Decision to Have Foot or Ankle Surgery

When it comes to foot pain and suffering, there may come a time when a person must admit that what they’re doing isn’t working. That even though they’ve followed their doctor’s advice to a “T” – taken the proper medications, worn the boot for as many weeks as recommended, purchased special footwear and orthotics, performed […]

Give Us a Fracture

What’s that old joke? — “A man walks into a bar…” There is, of course, a vast repertoire of endings to this classic, but we heard one the other day that had a neat, one-liner twist: A synonym strolls into a tavern. Okay, maybe it’s meant just for English majors? Well, it got us here […]

4 Rare Diseases of the Foot

Rare Disease Day rolls around at the very end of this odd month with only 28 days. One could argue that it should fall on February 29, since that’s an even rarer day; but if that were the case, we’d miss an annual opportunity to call your attention to some interesting foot conditions. It’s easy […]

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