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How to Prevent Swollen Feet When Flying

Have you got a well-deserved winter getaway coming up? Are you boarding a plane to visit faraway family for the holidays? Well, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re flying is dealing with swollen, aching feet. And yet, feet do have a tendency to swell on airplanes. So, as you head out […]

Holiday Shopping Made Easy on Your Feet

You’ve got a lot on your to-do list when it comes to planning for the holidays: food for the party? Check. Greeting cards purchased? Check. Affordable gifts for all the siblings, children, and in-laws? Check. And unless you’re doing all your shopping online, you’re going to be doing a lot of running around from place […]

Learn the Warning Signs of Diabetes

Throughout the month of November, we’ve been reminding our patients that it’s Diabetes Awareness Month. We’ve talked about the hidden effects of diabetes – all the ramifications beyond just managing blood sugar. We’ve written about the risk of peripheral arterial disease. And we’ve addressed something ever-present in the life of a diabetic – the constant […]

Food Swapping Strategies for Good Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Northern Virginia podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm wants to play a part in raising awareness of this potentially devastating disease. One way we can do that is to remind you of ways you can reduce your risk. One very specific strategy you can use is to focus on food swapping. […]

The “Hidden” Effects of Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a great time to review some basic info about this disease that affects over 30,000,000 Americans: Diabetics have a problem with the hormone insulin. The body doesn’t produce it at all (Type 1 diabetes). Or, the body becomes resistant to insulin’s effects (Type 2 diabetes). Both Type 1 and Type […]

Avoid These 5 Common Shoe-Shopping Mistakes

Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go shoe-shopping. Board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center says that if you want to give your feet the best all-around experience, you’ve got to follow some specific rules when shopping for shoes. Here are the most […]

Is a Contusion a Bad Thing?

Earlier this month, running back Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was injured in a game after having just returned to the field from a previous injury. As CBS Sports put it, “Freeman has swapped a right knee bruise with a foot contusion.” Wait, what? How can you swap a bruise for a contusion? Well, […]

The Danger of Mistreating Ankle Sprains

When it comes to foot injuries, you’re going to see a lot of them among athletes. Specifically, ankle sprains. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, rugby, soccer, field hockey, or volleyball. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about professional athletic teams or high school clubs. In fact, sprained ankles make up almost 23% of all […]

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