Exercises Can Improve Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, is one of the most common foot problems we treat here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Centreville, Virginia. It’s usually caused by the same thing: inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament on the bottom of your foot. It can become irritated and […]

How to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a painful problem for a lot of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. With this common condition, the edge of a toenail begins to grow downward, cutting into the soft skin of the toe itself. The toe becomes swollen, red, inflamed, and quite painful. If not treated, the area […]

Heel Pain in Children

Do your kids tell you everything? Probably not, and that goes triple for how they’re feeling. How was school? – Fine. How’d your math exam go? -Good. Unless you dig a little, ask some pointed questions, you wouldn’t know that something happened and it’s not all fine and good. It can be the same with […]

If You Have Diabetes, Do This Every Day

One of the things we believe here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center is that a well-informed patient is in the best position to make decisions about their own health care. When you have the facts, it’s easier to know what to do. If you’re diabetic, there’s a lot of information that you need to […]

How to Conquer Your Exercise Excuses

As the New Year begins, all of us at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center have “resolutions” on our minds. So many people resolve each year to lose weight and get in better shape – and that’s a fantastic goal to have. Even if you’re only slightly overweight, your feet can suffer greatly with heel pain […]

Make it a Colorful New Year!

After a few days of cloudy, drab, wintry weather, isn’t it uplifting to look up and see the sun shining yellow-orange in the sky? The mere sight of bright colors anywhere can really put a sparkle in your day. Podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM has a suggestion: start the New Year right by intentionally adding […]

Q&A: Gout

Is gout a disease of the big toe? Yes – but not always. Gout is a painful form of arthritis. When it first appears, it’s very often in the big toe joint. But gout can also affect other joints such as those in your fingers, knees, and hips. Who gets gout and why? You’re more […]

How to Prevent Swollen Feet When Flying

Have you got a well-deserved winter getaway coming up? Are you boarding a plane to visit faraway family for the holidays? Well, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re flying is dealing with swollen, aching feet. And yet, feet do have a tendency to swell on airplanes. So, as you head out […]

Holiday Shopping Made Easy on Your Feet

You’ve got a lot on your to-do list when it comes to planning for the holidays: food for the party? Check. Greeting cards purchased? Check. Affordable gifts for all the siblings, children, and in-laws? Check. And unless you’re doing all your shopping online, you’re going to be doing a lot of running around from place […]

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