Category: Proper footwear

4 Tips to Prevent Tennis Injuries to the Feet

When flipping TV channels, are you skipping past the drama unfolding at the 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships? If so, you missed your chance to witness 15-year old newcomer Cori Gauff neatly oust five-time champion, Venus Williams. That’s crazy, right?! Well, the sport of tennis may not rouse the same kind of public passion here in […]

Heel Pain: What if it’s Not Plantar Fasciitis?

Many of our patients here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Centreville, Virginia come to us for treatment of plantar fasciitis. It’s the most common reason for heel pain. In fact, you may have heard people use the terms “heel pain” and “plantar fasciitis” interchangeably. But plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the thick tissue […]

Avoid These 5 Common Shoe-Shopping Mistakes

Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go shoe-shopping. Board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center says that if you want to give your feet the best all-around experience, you’ve got to follow some specific rules when shopping for shoes. Here are the most […]

Kudos to Serena Williams for Putting Health before Fashion!

At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception this month, Serena Williams changed from a pink Versace gown and matching pumps to a gorgeous gown from luxury designer Valentino — and apparently didn’t have a royal care about accessorizing Valentino with sneakers. The tennis superstar tweeted this “little-known fact:” “I often wear sneakers under my […]

5 Tips for Buying Shoes

What could there possibly be to say about buying shoes – you go to the store, you pick out something you like, find your size, maybe you try them on, they look pretty good, you take a quick walk up and down the aisle, you pay and walk out. Your closet’s full of shoes, you […]

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