Category: Foot Conditions

4 Foot Problems Men Shouldn’t Ignore

Nobody should ignore a foot problem, but we’re focusing on men today for two reasons: first, June is International Men’s Health Month, so it makes sense to single out our male patients. Second, it’s fair to say that, in general, men are more reluctant than women to seek medical care. So, at Clifton Foot & Ankle […]

6 Ways to Prepare Your Feet for Summer

It’s nearly summer in Fairfax County – are your feet ready? They’ve been quarantined along with the rest of you, cooped up in socks and slippers, and they probably need some extra attention. Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm offers six ways to get your feet geared up to, once again, see the light of […]

Should You Worry About a Lump in Your Foot?

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we see a fair number of lumps and bumps on people’s feet. A lump or bump that hurts, swells up, or oozes pus needs our attention. Visit our Fairfax County podiatry office so the doctor can help with further attention. But what of other bulges, skin lesions, or bony knobs that aren’t […]

Bunion Treatment Doesn’t Have to Mean Surgery

A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of your big toe. It looks like a bony bump jutting outward. There can be redness, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty bending the joint. The tendency to form a bunion is usually inherited.  Still you can inadvertently speed up the process by wearing shoes that […]

Foot and Ankle Bones Can Grow Spurs

Every action has a reaction. If you ask your mom 117 times a day if you can get a new iPhone, the chances are good she’ll lash out at you at #118 – or sooner. And just as you can rub your mom the wrong way, you can unintentionally rub the bones of your feet […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Are Your Toes Numb?

When a body part goes numb, how exactly do you describe it? Pins and needles? Sure, sometimes you call it that. Other times you might say you can’t quite feel that part of your body, or when you touch it if you can’t sense the touch. However you express it, numbness that lasts a long […]

Doctors Reveal a Suspected New Symptom of COVID-19

Doctors have recently learned that a person’s feet may offer valuable clues about who is infected with the novel coronavirus. COVID-19 tests have come back positive for people with red, purple, or bluish lesions on their feet or toes. These are some facts about “COVID toes” as we understand them right now: Patches of red, […]

What to Do about Foot Odor

Many foot problems are painful (think arthritis or plantar fasciitis). Some of them, like athlete’s foot, are contagious. Foot odor isn’t contagious or painful, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. Feet smell when they’re sweaty. However, don’t blame the sweat alone. Smelly feet […]

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