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When Arthritis Hits Your Big Toe

Tens of millions of adults suffer from some sort of arthritis. Arthritis is a general term for any sort of pain or stiffness in a joint. When it hits your big toe, movement can become severely limited. If you were to ask anyone with arthritis in their big toe, you’d learn that it really hurts […]

Reasons to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Take two kids. One is obese and one isn’t. Here’s what we can guess about their health: the child who is obese is more likely to suffer from health issues like joint pain, foot pain, sleep apnea, and even Type 2 diabetes. How is their health going to look when they become adults? That’s one […]

The Thing About Aging that You Haven’t Thought About

There’s no denying that getting older changes life in many ways. There are financial decisions to make and retirement options to consider. You’re probably seeing an increase in doctor appointments and new prescriptions as the body inevitably changes. Children of the elderly are helping their parents face all of these new issues, too! Allow us […]

Turf Toe Can Take a Long Time to Heal

Pre-season football has already seen a good number of players sidelined by injuries. Here’s what recently caught our interest at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center: Greg Senat’s turf toe injury. Senat of the Baltimore Ravens will be off the field “for a while,” says his coach. It can take a long time to make a […]

Who Gets Warts and Why?

A wart on your foot is called a plantar wart – but it’s only one of several different kinds of warts. The one thing that all warts have in common is this: they’re all caused by the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. HPV has been in the news a lot in recent years because […]

Best Exercises for Diabetics

Diabetes is a disease very familiar to podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM. Many of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center come in on a regular basis for diabetic foot care, such as full foot checks and nail clipping. Our patients know that even a small problem with their feet can easily and […]

Got Questions about Psoriasis? We’ve Got Answers

If you’ve got psoriasis, you’re already aware of how difficult a disease it can be. If you’re not quite sure what psoriasis is all about, there’s no better time to learn – because August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at psoriasis by answering some frequently asked questions: What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is […]

10 Ways Dogs Help Keep Humans Healthy

August 26 is National Dog Day! At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’re honoring the many ways that a dog really is “man’s best friend,” especially for all the health benefits they offer to us humans. Numerous studies conclude – and plenty of people will tell you from experience – that dogs Reduce loneliness and […]

Who Should You Go See for Foot Pain?

Did you happen to hear about Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle’s problem with his toe? According to reports in the press, Doolittle began to feel discomfort in one of his toes in early July but continued to play ball. His pain got worse and doctors ordered an MRI, which showed a neuroma – a pinched nerve […]

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