Category: Foot Care

Good Foot Care Makes Sense!

We’re realists here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. We realize most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their foot health. Luckily, we’re here to remind our Fairfax County patients that April is Foot Health Awareness Month! It’s easy to increase your awareness of your feet and learn how to keep them […]

Seniors Don’t Have to Put Up with Foot Pain

Most senior citizens experience some foot pain. It’s no wonder: by the time you turn 80, you’ve walked about 110,000 miles. You’d have to walk from our podiatry office in Centreville, Virginia, to Lower Manhattan and back 183 times to go 110,000 miles. And that’s just the average person. If you’re regularly active, you see a lot more […]

Fix Your Cracked Heels

Dry, calloused, or cracked heels are not just unsightly and uncomfortable. They can also be dangerous. If you neglect the skin on your heels, it will likely continue to dry out. Cracks can eventually form and grow deeper. Bacteria can enter these deep cracks, also called heel fissures, and cause an infection. Cracked heels are […]

The Importance of a Good Pair of Socks

What do socks do? They keep your feet toasty warm, right? That’s what most people would say, especially during these cold winter months. Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, our board-certified podiatrist at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, absolutely agrees. But we also want you to know that, besides warmth, there are other things to keep in […]

Resolve to Get Rid of Warts for Good with Swift

Some plantar warts come and go, disappearing after they’ve had their fill of annoying you for several months. Others think they deserve to irritate you and your foot for what seems like forever. It’s not unusual for a wart on the sole of your foot to resist treatment and stick around for years. Treatments for […]

Holiday Gifts That Improve Foot Health

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Foot Hero! Do you know someone whose feet hurt all the time? Step in like a superhero with holiday gifts that improve their foot health! Nobody wants to put up with tired, achy feet. You can solve problems in a single bound, doling out justice for the person who […]

The Dangers of Going Barefoot

  There are many reasons why board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm, might suggest you avoid going barefoot. Omitting shoes from your daily outfit put your feet at risk for these classic dangers: Injuries like burns from hot pavement, puncture wounds from sharp rocks, or a twisted ankle. Infections with the virus that causes plantar […]

COVID-19: Another Reason to Watch Your Weight

  If you’ve experienced weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reasons aren’t too hard to find: you’ve slacked off your regular exercise routine (the gym’s been closed) you haven’t been going out, and you’re just not moving around as much there’s been an increase in baking (note the flour and yeast shortages at the […]

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