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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” […]

Travel Tips for People with Diabetes

Visit the podiatrist before you go. If it’s been a year or more since your last diabetic foot exam, consider making an appointment with board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm before you travel this summer. Diabetes affects the nerves and blood vessels of the feet, making it difficult for many people with diabetes to detect a […]

4 Foot Problems Men Shouldn’t Ignore

Nobody should ignore a foot problem, but we’re focusing on men today for two reasons: first, June is International Men’s Health Month, so it makes sense to single out our male patients. Second, it’s fair to say that, in general, men are more reluctant than women to seek medical care. So, at Clifton Foot & Ankle […]

6 Ways to Prepare Your Feet for Summer

It’s nearly summer in Fairfax County – are your feet ready? They’ve been quarantined along with the rest of you, cooped up in socks and slippers, and they probably need some extra attention. Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm offers six ways to get your feet geared up to, once again, see the light of […]

What’s Causing Your Chronic Heel Pain?

Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, is prevalent in adults and not unheard of in active children. The cause of this pain is when the large band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Inflammation occurs for several reasons: Some examples of overuse include walking a lot on the same hard […]

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