Foot and Ankle Conditions at Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Kevin J. Powers, DPM, treats a large spectrum of foot and ankle conditions in Bloomington, Bedford, Washington, and the greater Indianapolis area. At our office, we strive to get to the bottom of your problem and end your foot pain. Let our experts give you hope, knowing that your months or years of discomfort soon will be over with our help.

Nerve pain is something we take pride in treating. Dr. Powers is a Fellow of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He has extensive microsurgical training from the Mayo Clinic School of Research and also has studied at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Our professionals can heal your pain even when other doctors have told you that “nothing can be done.”

BunionsThe bony bump near the big toe is usually inherited. That means that the foot structure handed down to you from your mother and/or father may increase your chances of developing a bunion. If you already have one, we’d like to help ease the discomfort. There’s a lot of options for treatment, but surgery is the only way to reduce the size or completely get rid of a bunion.

Chronic Nerve PainOur patients have seen wonderful results from nerve decompression surgery by Kevin J. Powers, DPM, in Bloomington. These results have come after numerous doctors told them that nothing could be done for their burning, swelling, throbbing nerve pain from neuropathy, nerve entrapment, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Nerve injuries are very common and often misdiagnosed. Please seek our help in evaluating injuries to the nerves around the foot and ankle.

Correcting Flat FeetWhen your flat feet are causing heel pain or discomfort in your knees, hips, and back, please visit our office. If conservative treatments don’t work, we may suggest a treatment called HyProCure, which has helped many of our patients with flatfoot pain.

Foot Drop | Peroneal PalsyFoot drop happens when the nerve just below the knee is damaged through a sprained ankle, knee injury, or surgery on the knee. Dr. Powers is one of the only foot specialists who has special training and certification to perform drop foot surgery to correct the problem.

Ganglion CystsWhen the ganglion cyst in your foot—a noncancerous fluid-filled swelling of the lining of your tendon or joint—becomes painful, it’s time to have it removed. We may perform an MRI to make sure the bump isn’t cancerous before we operate.

Heel Pain | Plantar FasciitisIn 80 to 90 percent of cases, heel pain from plantar fasciitis can be treated conservatively with a change in shoes, pair of custom orthotics, physical therapy, and injections. If you need surgery, we can also discuss your questions and concerns with you.

Morton’s NeuromaBetween your third and fourth toes, an enlargement of the nerve can take place when it becomes pinched. A good-fitting pair of shoes, oral anti-inflammatory medications, and cortisone injections may help with your pain. We may recommend nerve decompression surgery if all non-surgical treatments have been tried and exhausted.

NeuropathyWhether you have diabetes or not, Dr. Powers has specialized training for treating and curing the burning pain of neuropathy.

OrthoticsWe take a foam cast of your foot to get its exact structure and shape. After two to three weeks, you will have a custom support that slips into your shoe to relieve pressure, pain, and provide extra support.

Sprained AnkleIt’s important to get treatment right away for a sprained ankle to avoid joint arthritis later on in life. Healing may take up to a month, but it’s better than living with long-lasting arthritis pain that can happen if you avoid taking care of the problem.

Please visit Kevin J. Powers, DPM, in Bloomington, IN, if you have problems with your feet or ankles. Dr. Powers also holds office hours in Bedford on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Indiana University Health Center and in Washington on Fridays at the Daviess Community Hospital. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, call our office at (812) 333-4422 or find us on Facebook and Twitter!