Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Feet

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we recognize that most people walk, run, kick, play ball, and get through the workday without thinking too much about their feet. However, when you suddenly get a stabbing pain in your heel that won’t quit, then you realize just how much you depend on them. As children, maybe […]

Fast Facts about Feet

Board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center has been in practice for more than 20 years. He knows a thing or two about feet! The entire human body is made up of some amazing parts. But our two feet are the only ones that literally bear the body’s entire weight. […]

6 Problems to Look Out For in Aging Feet

They say that with age comes wisdom. Anyone over the age of 50 or so knows that with age come mysterious ailments as well! At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Centreville, Virginia, we want our senior patients to know what mysteries may lie ahead in terms of foot and ankle health. After decades of […]

What You Need to Know about Athlete’s Foot

The first thing to know about athlete’s foot is that it’s not just for athletes. Anyone can get it! Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually crops up in between your toes. However, it can spread to other parts of the foot. What fungus are we talking about? Well, there are many different strains […]

What’s the “Right” Diet?

National Nutrition Month comes around every year in March. What’s the point? Well, there are a lot of good reasons to stop and think about what you’re eating. You can take this opportunity to ask yourself: Is my diet contributing to my good health? Am I making the right food choices? Do I need to […]

6 Sneaky Symptoms of Diabetes

As a podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm knows all too well the dangers that diabetes poses to his patients’ feet. Even when patients manage their blood sugar levels really well, they can eventually develop debilitating foot problems. That’s why it’s so important to us at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center that we try to educate […]

Best Ways to Treat a Bunion

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’ve found that many of our patients with bunions believe that they have a problem with their big toe. Well, they do – sort of. A bunion becomes visible when your big toe no longer points straight out but slants inward toward your other four toes. But the cause […]

The Heart-Foot Connection

Every year, the American Heart Association names February “National Heart Month.” It’s important to us at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center that our patients’ hearts are healthy. That’s because a patient with a healthy heart is much more likely to lead an active lifestyle that will also contribute to good foot health. In contrast, an […]

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 […]

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