6 Tips to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail isn’t the worst thing that can go wrong with your feet (think broken bones or diabetic neuropathy). But it sure can cause a lot of pain and agony. Ingrown toenails are fairly common, but it’s also fairly easy to avoid getting them, with one exception: if they run in the family, you […]

10 Ways to Avoid Foot Problems in the New Year

Replace old shoes. Chances are that the supportive material in your old shoes has worn down to the point where it no longer provides adequate support. Upgrade your shoes to keep your feet fit and healthy. Wear bigger shoes. Wider toe boxes give your toes the room that pointy tips don’t. Narrow, pointy shoes pinch […]

Diagnosis: Hammertoe

Some problems benefit from a wait-and-see attitude. At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’re not convinced that’s a great idea when it comes to foot problems. First of all, when you’ve got a problem with your foot, you’re generally in pain. Also, when you wait too long to see a doctor, your problem can become […]

8 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Athlete on Your List

If you’re still shopping for holiday gifts, try surprising an athlete with something that adds to the enjoyment of their sport. Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm offers these ideas to help you finish your 2019 holiday shopping. As an added bonus, many of these gifts support great foot health, which is our raison d’être […]

Don’t Let Cold Weather Damage Your Foot Health

Now that the snowflakes have begun to fly here in Fairfax County, you’ve no doubt tucked your feet into warm socks, heavy shoes and boots, and fuzzy slippers for inside. Well, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center encourages you not to forget about good foot care during the colder […]

For Feet’s Sake, Stay Away from Nicotine

It’s been several decades since smoking was proven to cause lung cancer and chronic upper respiratory infections. Even smokers are well aware of all the health risks they’re taking when they light up. Or are they? Fairfax County podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center has some news that may be […]

What’s Your Risk of Diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The World Health Organization tells us that there are 422 million people on Earth with this blood sugar disease. Today, about 1 in 10 U.S. citizens are afflicted. But the news gets even grimmer: scientists predict that the number of Americans with diabetes […]

Diabetes Awareness: What Does it Mean?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which we’re pleased to observe every year at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. But what exactly does it mean to be diabetes-aware? What does the medical profession hope to impart to all people during this “awareness” month? Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm hopes that bringing awareness of the many […]

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