Category: Common Foot Conditions

4 Back-to-School Habits for Healthy Feet

Foot health is important to overall health, even for children. We at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Fairfax County, Virginia encourage parents to teach children a healthy respect for their feet. During this exciting time of new classrooms, teachers, and friends, encourage your child to establish some new habits for maintaining healthy feet: Keep […]

Treat Blisters with Care

Who hasn’t had a blister at some point in their life? If you’ve got a blister on your foot, you’ll know it pretty quickly. However, knowing what to do with that painful, fluid-filled bump is another story. Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, the board-certified podiatrist at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, is here to help you […]

5 Tips for Happy Summer Feet

Your shoes should accommodate your foot problems. Don’t buy shoes based on how fashionable they look. If you’ve got an existing foot issue that makes wearing certain shoes difficult, then you simply can’t wear certain shoes. Conditions such as bunions or flat feet require shoes with enough room and support to keep you comfortable. If […]

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. […]

Is a Contusion a Bad Thing?

Earlier this month, running back Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was injured in a game after having just returned to the field from a previous injury. As CBS Sports put it, “Freeman has swapped a right knee bruise with a foot contusion.” Wait, what? How can you swap a bruise for a contusion? Well, […]

The Danger of Mistreating Ankle Sprains

When it comes to foot injuries, you’re going to see a lot of them among athletes. Specifically, ankle sprains. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, rugby, soccer, field hockey, or volleyball. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about professional athletic teams or high school clubs. In fact, sprained ankles make up almost 23% of all […]

When Arthritis Hits Your Big Toe

Tens of millions of adults suffer from some sort of arthritis. Arthritis is a general term for any sort of pain or stiffness in a joint. When it hits your big toe, movement can become severely limited. If you were to ask anyone with arthritis in their big toe, you’d learn that it really hurts […]

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