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Autumn Foot Care Tips

The changing of the season from summer to fall transforms many people’s daily routines. Vacation days fade away into long days of attending classes. Outdoor dining moves inside as the wind kicks up and temperatures drop. Mom’s Carpooling Service is back in business. With all these changes happening, why not use this time as an […]

Bunion Basics

Along with green eyes, olive-toned skin, or a muscular build, you inherited the tendency for joint problems in your big toe. What becomes of this tendency varies from person to person. Bunions run in families. One individual may slowly develop a bunion that causes no problems at all. Another may have a painful joint deformity […]

Custom Orthotics Treat a Wide Range of Foot Problems

Not everybody has perfect feet. It’s pretty rare to find feet whose muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments always move perfectly well together. Many people are born with a biomechanical imbalance in their lower limbs. That is, something doesn’t line up quite right when they walk or run. Imperfect anatomy can also result in high arches, […]

Tips for Successful Back-to-School Shoe Shopping

When Fairfax County schools open up again next week, be ready with shoes that’ll help your kids succeed. Back-to-school shoe shopping can be a breeze when you follow these tips from board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM : Measure your child’s feet. The younger your child is, the faster his feet grow, so measure them […]

Fun Facts About Feet

When August 17th rolls around, podiatrists rejoice – because it’s National I Love My Feet Day. Celebrate with Clifton Foot & Ankle Center by reading these fun and interesting facts about your two feet. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 25% of all your bones are […]

Flip-Flops: Good or Bad for Your Feet?

Flip-flops go with summertime like hotdogs and hamburgers, badminton and beach trips. From plain rubber basics to bejeweled platforms, you’ll find them on feet everywhere throughout Fairfax County and our greater DC area. However, podiatrists like Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, warn our patients against spending too much time in […]

Innovative Therapies Target Foot Pain and Skin Problems

Fairfax County athletes and other active individuals have another great reason to consult with board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. We offer several unique therapies and some of the latest technologies to treat foot problems quickly, safely, and effectively. Prolotherapy/ PRP Injections: this therapy uses the patient’s blood to promote healing. “PRP” […]

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