Category: Foot doctor

Questions & Answers about Plantar Fasciitis

Patients who visit the Fairfax County podiatry office of Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm with heel pain are not alone. Heel pain, often caused by plantar fasciitis, affects about 10% of all Americans at some point in their lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about this foot problem that affects millions. Q: Who gets plantar […]

How to Test Yourself for Flat Feet

Flat feet have a very little arch or no arch at all. If you’re not sure if your feet are flat, here’s a simple test you can do at home: Find a smooth, flat surface such as a concrete sidewalk or a paved driveway. You can also use a plain piece of cardboard or colored […]

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 […]

This Unique Toe Trait Can Lead to Foot Pain

“He’s got his father’s feet.” That’s what followers of the British monarchy are saying about the newest baby in the family. A recently published picture of newborn Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor shows that his toes are of pretty even length. That means he didn’t inherit Morton’s toe from his mother. What is Morton’s toe? Photos […]

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 […]

Tips for Buying Shoes Your Feet Will Love

With the change of seasons (Welcome, spring!), you may be thinking about buying some new shoes. Start by assessing what’s currently in your closet. At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, we encourage our patients to examine their shoes on a regular basis for two essential reasons: It’s a safety issue. Worn […]

Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Feet

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we recognize that most people walk, run, kick, play ball, and get through the workday without thinking too much about their feet. However, when you suddenly get a stabbing pain in your heel that won’t quit, then you realize just how much you depend on them. As children, maybe […]

6 Sneaky Symptoms of Diabetes

As a podiatrist, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm knows all too well the dangers that diabetes poses to his patients’ feet. Even when patients manage their blood sugar levels really well, they can eventually develop debilitating foot problems. That’s why it’s so important to us at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center that we try to educate […]

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