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Blog Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

What Is Os Trigonum Syndrome?

An unfused Os trigonum is a small, extra bone that very few people experience at the back of the ankle, just behind the ankle joint. Having an unfused Os trigonum typically doesn’t cause any problems, however, when an ankle injury occurs,
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Morton’s Neuroma Treatments

Morton’s neuroma is a condition in which a nerve in the ball of your foot is compressed as surrounding tissues thicken due to injury. Typically the nerve between the third and fourth toes is affected. This can...
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Do Your Child’s Feet Hurt?

Have your child's feet been examined lately? Healthy feet are happy feet. If your child is complaining of foot pain, it may be a sign of underlying problems.


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The Importance of Proper Foot Care for Diabetic Patients

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are wounds that can form on the feet of people with diabetes. Due to the combination of diabetic neuropathy and poor circulation that many people with diabetes experience, these wounds can often go undetected...
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Causes and Possible Relief Tactics of Gout

People who experience gout attacks often have their lives temporarily interrupted as a result of the severe pain and discomfort this condition sometimes causes. It is recognized as a form of arthritis, and inflammation and swelling are...
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Tips to Prevent Falls for Adults Over 65

Roughly 1 in 4 older adults fall annually, which is why it is important for people over 65 to practice various safety measures to reduce risks of falling. Exercises can be done to strengthen muscles and improve balance. Pharmaceuticals...
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How Common Are Hammertoes?

Hammertoes are toe deformities in which the toes bend downwards at the middle joint. This creates a hammer-like shape and can affect any toes except the big toes. Hammertoes are common, affecting approximately 3% of all adults over...
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Plantar Warts Can Be Treated!

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!


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What Can Cause an Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail is defined as a nail that grows into the outside edges of the skin. It generally affects the big toe and can cause severe pain and discomfort. It can occur as a result of wearing...
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Common Foot Conditions That Podiatrists Treat

The feet are the foundation of our bodies and while supporting our weight, they are also essential for mobility. Because of this, any foot-related issue should be addressed by a podiatrist. Common foot conditions a podiatrist can...
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