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Blog Archives - Page 2 of 36 - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

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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Ankle Sprains: A Very Common Injury

When the ligaments that connect and support the ankle joint get stretched or torn during a physical activity or accident, an ankle sprain may occur. Ankle sprains are very common and are often recurrent because they sometimes...
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Teaching Children How to Care for Their Feet

It is important for parents to teach their children how to take care of their feet. Children are often fascinated to learn that each of their feet have twenty-six bones, in addition to several muscles, ligaments, and...
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The Most Common Cause Of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common ailment which may be caused by an irritation of the nerves, arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures in the heel, a cyst, or—most commonly—plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia—the long band...
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Arthritis Can Cause Pain in the Feet and Ankles

If you are suffering from tenderness, pain, or stiffness in the joints of your feet or ankles, call us to schedule an appointment.


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