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3 Ways to Celebrate I Love My Feet Day

Every year on August 17, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center joins other podiatrists in Fairfax County in celebrating National I Love My Feet Day. Feet work hard every day, but most people don’t think about them a whole lot until they hurt. Part of our job as foot doctors is […]

How to Test Yourself for Flat Feet

Flat feet have a very little arch or no arch at all. If you’re not sure if your feet are flat, here’s a simple test you can do at home: Find a smooth, flat surface such as a concrete sidewalk or a paved driveway. You can also use a plain piece of cardboard or colored […]

Add These Superfoods to Your Diet

For the last few weeks, we’ve been celebrating National Blueberry Month here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. Even though we’re saying goodbye to July, we encourage our patients to carry the celebration into the rest of the summer and beyond. Blueberries, one of nature’s superfoods, can inspire us to keep eating healthy foods all […]

The Pros and Cons of Wearing Flip-Flops

It’s hard to imagine a summer without flip-flops. But the truth is if you don’t choose them carefully and limit your time wearing them, your feet and ankles can suffer. Board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center invites you to take a look at these pros and cons: Pros Flip-flops […]

4 Tips to Prevent Tennis Injuries to the Feet

When flipping TV channels, are you skipping past the drama unfolding at the 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships? If so, you missed your chance to witness 15-year old newcomer Cori Gauff neatly oust five-time champion, Venus Williams. That’s crazy, right?! Well, the sport of tennis may not rouse the same kind of public passion here in […]

Treat Blisters with Care

Who hasn’t had a blister at some point in their life? If you’ve got a blister on your foot, you’ll know it pretty quickly. However, knowing what to do with that painful, fluid-filled bump is another story. Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, the board-certified podiatrist at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, is here to help you […]

13 Ways Your Feet are Crying Uncle

There are so many ways people put their feet to the test, perhaps without even knowing it. If feet could speak, they would sometimes cry out for mercy, begging you to stop doing things that make them hurt. Here are 13 things we imagine feet might say to get you to change your ways: “Give […]

Heel Pain: What if it’s Not Plantar Fasciitis?

Many of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Centreville, Virginia come to us for treatment of plantar fasciitis. It’s the most common reason for heel pain. In fact, you may have heard people use the terms “heel pain” and “plantar fasciitis” interchangeably. But plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the thick tissue […]

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