Questions and Answers About Bone Spurs

What is a bone spur? A bone spur is simply extra bone that grows out of existing bone. In your feet, bone spurs are most common in the heel but can also form in toe joints and the ankle joints. The word “spur” conjures up images of cowboy boots with sharp metal teeth attached to […]

4 Positive Ways to Celebrate National Snack Day

Is snacking the healthiest nutrition for your feet? Let’s take a look at the negatives and positives. Negatives First, we don’t always make good snacking choices; we grab what’s handy – cookies, candy, chips, or other processed foods. Also, we may snack too much, which adds extra calories to your diet that can easily lead […]

How to Recognize and Treat Athlete’s Foot

Fungal infections can affect various parts of the body that provide a moist environment such as your underarms and groin. Your feet sweat a lot and are therefore prone to a particular fungal infection called tinea pedis, or athlete’s foot. We typically see this type of infection in athletes and other active individuals who spend […]

10 Causes of Swollen Feet or Ankles

Sometimes there’s an obvious, no-big-deal reason for swollen feet or ankles. But sometimes, swelling in your lower limbs can signal serious problems that have nothing to do with your lower limbs! At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we encourage our patients not to ignore their swollen feet and to understand the difference between predictable swelling […]

Is It A Sprain Or A Fracture?

When you injure your foot or ankle and you’re in pain, we at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center advise you to have it examined by our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm. Some of the most common injuries to the feet and ankles fall into two categories: sprains and fractures. The symptoms of these two […]

Don’t Panic if Your Toes Turn White in the Cold

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that strikes certain people when they’re cold. It’s a disorder of the tiny blood vessels located in your fingers and toes. For reasons that are not altogether clear to doctors and researchers, these vessels respond to the cold by going into spasms and restricting blood flow. Fingers and toes turn […]

6 Tips to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail isn’t the worst thing that can go wrong with your feet (think broken bones or diabetic neuropathy). But it sure can cause a lot of pain and agony. Ingrown toenails are fairly common, but it’s also fairly easy to avoid getting them, with one exception: if they run in the family, you […]

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