Category: Foot Pain

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 […]

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 […]

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