Category: Foot Pain

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 […]

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 […]

Best Ways to Treat a Bunion

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’ve found that many of our patients with bunions believe that they have a problem with their big toe. Well, they do – sort of. A bunion becomes visible when your big toe no longer points straight out but slants inward toward your other four toes. But the cause […]

How to Prevent Swollen Feet When Flying

Have you got a well-deserved winter getaway coming up? Are you boarding a plane to visit faraway family for the holidays? Well, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re flying is dealing with swollen, aching feet. And yet, feet do have a tendency to swell on airplanes. So, as you head out […]

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 […]

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