Effective Technique for Getting Rid of Warts – Available Only from a Podiatrist

Effective Technique for Getting Rid of Warts – Available Only from a Podiatrist

How long does it take for a wart on your foot to go away? It depends on how you treat it. In our experience here at Fairfax County’s Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, there are five main ways to approach wart treatment. Spoiler alert! — board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM currently recommends the fifth…

Does Your Foot or Ankle Pain Mean You Need Surgery?

Does Your Foot or Ankle Pain Mean You Need Surgery?

Pain is one of the most compelling reasons people decide to have foot or ankle surgery. There are so many kinds of pain! Board-certified podiatric surgeon Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm has heard his patients describe their foot and ankle pain for more than two decades. They use words like “aching,” “burning,” “stiff,” “tingling,” and “throbbing”…

Learn More about Diabetes

Learn More about Diabetes

Diabetes has become such a danger to public health that the World Health Organization established “World Diabetes Day” on November 14, 2006. Every year since, doctors everywhere have used this mid-November day to educate their patients about diabetes. What is diabetes? Understanding diabetes begins with understanding insulin. Insulin is a hormone, made by the pancreas,…

As Pickleball Surges in Popularity, So Do Pickleball Injuries

As Pickleball Surges in Popularity, So Do Pickleball Injuries

Fifty-eight years ago, in 1965, a congressman from Washington state picked up some ping-pong paddles and handed them to his family. Using a perforated plastic ball, they began volleying around on an old badminton court. It was just something to do in the moment, a boredom-buster. But they soon found themselves formulating rules and perfecting…

High Ankle Sprain: An Interview with a Ligament

High Ankle Sprain: An Interview with a Ligament

We’re here today at Fairfax County’s Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, where Joe Patient has just arrived for his appointment with board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm. Dr. Wilhelm has obtained an exclusive interview with the source of Mr. Patient’s problem, a torn ligament high atop his ankle joint. Dr. Wilhelm: Good morning, Ms. Ligament….

The Top 10 Health Consequences of Childhood Obesity and How to Reverse Them

The Top 10 Health Consequences of Childhood Obesity and How to Reverse Them

As a parent, you’re undoubtedly hopeful your children will enjoy healthy childhoods and flourish as adults. One thing that can dash your hopes is childhood obesity. Unfortunately, a child can face hefty health consequences when severely overweight. Out of 10 adverse consequences, here’s what podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm puts in the number #1 position:…

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