Category: Toe Pain

Overcoming the Challenges of Wearing High Heels

Many women choose to wear high heels – and that’s okay. As a board-certified podiatrist, however, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm cautions women to be smart about it. Wearing high heels comes with many challenges. Interestingly, “Choose to Challenge” was the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, celebrated earlier this week on March 8. “A […]

What to Do About a Broken Toe

Our nation has been riding the corona coaster for close to a year now. And over this tumultuous year, podiatrists have seen a mysterious increase in the number of broken toes. There are two parts to this mystery: first, why is it happening? Second, what should you do if it happens to you? Part 1: […]

Turf Toe: A Painful Sprain of the Big Toe

Monday Night Football on December 7th became Monday Nightmare Football for Antonio Gibson. The rookie running back for the Washington Football Team suffered a turf toe injury early in the game against the Steelers. Turf toe is common in football. If you were to open your favorite search bar and type in “turf toe football,” […]

Diagnosis: Hammertoe

Some problems benefit from a wait-and-see attitude. At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’re not convinced that’s a great idea when it comes to foot problems. First of all, when you’ve got a problem with your foot, you’re generally in pain. Also, when you wait too long to see a doctor, your problem can become […]

Having Big Toe Pain Isn’t a Crime

We like to think we’re a little bit like detectives here at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. When you come into our Fairfax County podiatry office complaining of big toe pain, for example, Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm does as any good detective would do: He asks about the events leading up to the “crime:” when […]

Conquering Turf Toe

Even though the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t hang on to their halftime lead in Super Bowl LI, they made some amazing plays that we won’t easily forget. How about wide receiver Julio Jones? – he looked like he was defying the laws of physics when he caught the ball and landed just within bounds, gripping the […]

How to Know if Your Toe is Broken

Have you ever stubbed your toe so hard you’ve wondered if you’ve broken it? Or maybe you dropped something heavy like a bookcase corner or a dumbbell on your foot. If the pain goes away pretty quickly you don’t have a lot to worry about, but if your toes stay swollen or get bruised, you […]

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