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

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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How Severe Is My Ankle Sprain?

Sprained ankles generally occur when a ligament in the ankle is overstretched or torn. This may happen from any sudden twisting or turning of the ankle. Sprains are typically categorized into one of three types based on how...
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Common Uses for Orthotics

Orthotics are inserted into the shoes and are worn to correct issues with foot alignment or relieve pressure for other foot related issues. Orthotics can also help with problems like knee pain and lower back pain. They can be...
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Athlete’s Foot: Not Just for Athletes

Athlete’s Foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. Despite its name, this fungal infection does not only occur in athletes. In fact, Athlete’s foot affects 1 out of 10 Americans. Athlete’s Foot...
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Foot Problems in Seniors

There are several common foot issues that many seniors face. Fortunately, most of these problems are preventable or manageable. Athlete’s foot, a fungal infection of the skin on the feet, can be prevented by maintaining good foot...
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Gout Pain Can Be Managed

Gout is a painful, inflammatory form of arthritis. Those affected will typically feel an intense stiffness in the joints of their feet, particularly in the big toe. Schedule a visit to learn about how gout can be managed and treated.


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How to Prevent Falling at Home

Falls are a major cause of injury and disability among older adults. One of the most common places that seniors fall is in their own homes. This can be prevented by making several modifications to the living...
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