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5 Fixes that Reduce Your Risk of Falling

  We’ve all read about exceptional senior citizens – the “Iron Nun” who competes in triathlons well into her 80s, for example. Maybe your grandfather was feisty and active until his final days. But they are indeed the exception! The unfortunate truth is many older Americans are at a considerable risk of falling. An older […]

Sail Through Fall 2020 in the Right Kind of Chair

  These days, people are flocking to Google for answers to questions like “What are the best chairs for sitting all day?” and “What’s the best home office chair?” What’s behind all the interest in where to plant one’s behind? –COVID-19, of course. Volatile infection rates here in the D.C. area continue to increase the […]

Put an End to Foot Pain

  Few things put a damper in your day like constant pain, including foot pain. You can’t walk. You can’t exercise. You may even have to depend on others to help you get out the sourdough starter (and other tasks of daily living). Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm always counsels our patients to act quickly when […]

5 Great Exercise Options to Help Manage Diabetes

If you’ve got diabetes, you’re well aware of what you need to do to control your blood sugar. Or are you? Many people with diabetes focus on what they should and shouldn’t eat. That’s really important. However, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. To manage blood sugar, you’ve also got to take your medications […]

The Dangers of Going Barefoot

  There are many reasons why board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, might suggest you avoid going barefoot. Omitting shoes from your daily outfit put your feet at risk for these classic dangers: Injuries like burns from hot pavement, puncture wounds from sharp rocks, or a twisted ankle. Infections with the virus that causes plantar […]

Protect Yourself and Others by Wearing a Mask

The Virginia Department of Health has presented us with clear guidelines for wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You don’t need to wear a mask if you: go out for a walk work in the garden mow the lawn have pre-existing breathing problems are under the age of 2. However, you must wear […]

Foot Pain: Is it Inevitable?

  The persistent belief that foot pain is just an inevitable part of life, just one of the certainties of growing older – well, it’s just not true. Foot pain is common, yes. You probably know a bunch of people who’ve got it. But nobody should accept foot pain as something they simply must put […]

Juvenile Arthritis May Affect Feet and Ankles

  You may be surprised to learn that arthritis is not exclusively an ailment of the aged. In the United States, there are about 300,000 kids diagnosed with some form of juvenile arthritis. Since July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re putting the spotlight on kids with joint inflammation. What does juvenile arthritis look like? […]

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