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Blog Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Signs and Causes of Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the feet, mainly in between the toes. The infection usually causes a rash that becomes red, itchy, scaly, and dry. Other signs of athlete’s foot can...
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What Is a High Ankle Sprain?

A high ankle sprain, also known as a syndesmosis injury, can occur when the ankle is forcefully twisted upwards and away from your body during physical activity. This can happen while playing contact sports. For example, if...
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Ways to Make Sure You’re Wearing the Right Shoes

Wearing the right size shoe is very important in order to keep your feet healthy and free of foot problems. When looking for the right shoes, there should be about a half an inch between the big toe and...
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Painful Heel Spurs


A common symptom of a heel spur is pain in the heel and surrounding areas. It is defined as a bony growth that forms on the bottom of the heel, and can cause severe pain and...
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It’s Time for Beautiful Feet

You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails. Step outside without worrying about the appearance of your feet.


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Sever’s Disease May Cause Heel Pain in Children

Sever’s disease occurs when the bones in the calves grow faster than the Achilles tendon, which connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. When this happens, the tendon begins to tighten, and the heel becomes swollen and sore. Sever’s disease...
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Plantar Fasciitis in Athletes

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. It provides shock absorption by preventing the arch of the foot from completely flattening when bearing weight, and it...
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Relief From Foot Pain With Wearing Orthotics

Many patients choose to wear orthotics in their shoes. Orthotics are insoles that are made of rubber, leather, or synthetic materials, and are designed to balance the structure of the foot. Certain types of orthotics can help to...
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Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Diabetic patients are at a higher risk for foot related issues. Those with diabetes are more prone to developing poor blood circulation. One common condition, known as neuropathy, which leads to the loss of sensation in the...
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Heel Pain Can Be Treated!

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning? If so, you should seek the professional help of your podiatrist and have a proper diagnosis performed. Heel pain can be caused by several different foot-related conditions.


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