Category: Foot Conditions

7 Ways to Show Love – to Your Feet!

August 17 is National I Love My Feet Day, a holiday perfectly suited for podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center! Dr. Wilhelm has been caring for feet in Northern Virginia for close to 18 years, so he knows a thing or two about all the different ways you can love […]

Why Is Your Foot Cramping?

“Ugly! Ugly, giant bags of mostly water.” Those were the words of an alien life force when it got its first glimpse of a human in a 1988 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Isn’t that just the greatest description of the human body? Well, the “ugly” part is purely in the eye of […]

What to Do About Swollen Feet

It can be pretty alarming to look down and see that your feet are puffed up like balloons. Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center spells out some of the reasons behind swollen feet and ankles and what you can do about them. Why your feet are swollen When body tissues retain […]

What is Prolotherapy/PRP Injection?

What if you could use your own blood to eliminate pain and promote healing? You can! Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center uses an innovative, non-surgical method to treat our patients’ foot and ankle injuries – using the patient’s own blood. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Dr. Wilhelm uses it […]

Strategies for Battling Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. They report that little by little, a small ache in their heel gradually gets worse, spreading to the arch of their foot, and pretty quickly making it very hard to stand or walk. Getting out of […]

Skin Cancer: Don’t Overlook Your Feet

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to think about the ways skin cancer can affect our feet. Feet don’t usually come to mind when we consider the places cancer strikes – and yet, our feet are highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Types of skin cancer on […]

Can You Prevent Bunions?

Foot deformities are pretty commonplace as we get older. In fact, more than 25% of adults aged 18-65 suffer from the deformity we call hallux valgus – in common terms, a bunion. When you look at the population over age 65, that percentage jumps to about 36%. Getting a bunion may not be entirely preventable. […]

Got Neuropathy? Choose the Right Footwear

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that many diabetics will suffer at some point during the course of their disease. Even if you’re doing an excellent job of maintaining proper blood glucose levels, the unfortunate truth is that neuropathy is most likely going to catch up with you. The longer you’ve had diabetes, the greater your […]

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