Category: Foot Pain

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 […]

Get Relief From Flatfoot Pain

Everybody emerges from the womb with flat feet. If we’re lucky – and most of us are – we’re blessed with arches sometime before our third birthday or so. Arches in your feet serve an important purpose: they help keep your weight evenly balanced. Each time you take a step, the muscles, bones and soft […]

Put an End to Foot Pain

  Few things put a damper in your day like constant pain, including foot pain. You can’t walk. You can’t exercise. You may even have to depend on others to help you get out the sourdough starter (and other tasks of daily living). Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm always counsels our patients to act quickly when […]

Foot Pain: Is it Inevitable?

  The persistent belief that foot pain is just an inevitable part of life, just one of the certainties of growing older – well, it’s just not true. Foot pain is common, yes. You probably know a bunch of people who’ve got it. But nobody should accept foot pain as something they simply must put […]

Does Your Foot Pain Need Treatment or Can it Wait?

During this troubling COVID-19 pandemic, we at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center suspect that many of our patients have had to grapple with a unique question: what is non-essential medical care? Should you keep that appointment for your annual physical? Must you go to this month’s post-operative checkup or can you put it off? Now […]

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 […]

What Happens When Irritation Hits a Nerve?

What do shoes that pinch, socks that rub, and running a marathon have in common? They’re all examples of things that can irritate the skin on your feet and form visible lesions such as blisters, rashes, corns, and calluses. But there are times when irritation isn’t just skin deep. Pressure or irritation can also affect […]

Got a Mysteriously Broken Foot? This May be Why

Pain in your feet has many causes. Sometimes the cause is (painfully) obvious. You dropped a heavy object on your toe. You fell off the sidewalk and twisted your ankle. You ran 12 miles after spending the winter in couch-potato mode and your heel is killing you. But let’s say you’ve done none of those […]

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