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Diabetes Myths

Diabetic foot care is a part of each day for board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. Many of our diabetic patients are well-educated about how to care for their feet, but misunderstandings still surround every aspect of this disease. So in honor of National Diabetes Month, we’re focusing this […]

Questions & Answers about Plantar Fasciitis

Patients who visit the Fairfax County podiatry office of Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm with heel pain are not alone. Heel pain, often caused by plantar fasciitis, affects about 10% of all Americans at some point in their lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about this foot problem that affects millions. Q: Who gets plantar […]

Having Big Toe Pain Isn’t a Crime

We like to think we’re a little bit like detectives here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. When you come into our Fairfax County podiatry office complaining of big toe pain, for example, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm does as any good detective would do: He asks about the events leading up to the “crime:” when […]

What Happens When Irritation Hits a Nerve?

What do shoes that pinch, socks that rub, and running a marathon have in common? They’re all examples of things that can irritate the skin on your feet and form visible lesions such as blisters, rashes, corns, and calluses. But there are times when irritation isn’t just skin deep. Pressure or irritation can also affect […]

10 Health Problems Your Feet Can Reveal

Just as your eyes provide “windows to the soul,” your feet are windows to bodily diseases. Podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center is well qualified to recognize the warning signs of these 10 general health problems that your feet may provide. Diabetes. If you come to our Fairfax County podiatry […]

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