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Arthritis Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Foot and Ankle Arthritis

foot and ankle arthritis Some foot and ankle conditions have misconceptions that are commonly held by the general public. For example:
  • Plantar warts are not caused by frogs, toads, or any other amphibian.
  • Bunions are not caused by women’s footwear. (Although, high-heeled...
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    4 Tips for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Leisurely Walk The pain and discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis can become a regular part of life. While medications and treatments can have a significant effect on reducing these symptoms, there is unfortunately no cure for the...
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    4 Common Arthritis Myths You Need to Know

    Woman with walkerMyths and urban legends exist all around us, and university towns are definitely no exception. There’s the longtime legend at Indiana University that the library is slowly sinking due to an overload of books! That’s...
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    Show Clout Against Gout

    Eating HealthyThere is no question that the effects of gout can throw a huge wrench into someone’s weekly routine. Nothing like waking up in the middle of the night with searing toe pain to take all the...
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    The Different Forms of Arthritis in the Feet

    Arthritis in FeetArthritis is kind of like ice cream. OK, bear with us here. They are similar in that when someone mentions either, you most likely conjure one image in your mind of what it is. However, that’s...
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    Taking Care of Feet in Your Golden Years

    By the time you’ve reached your senior years, your feet have likely taken quite the journey. The average 80-year-old will have taken well over 200 million steps, and most assuredly not all of them were easy. Aging feet have born a lot of wear and weight through life, so...
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    Is Surgery the Best Option for RA?

    If you are looking for some new mittens or gloves for the coming winter, time is running out to pick up some locally crafted pairs at the By Hand Gallery. The gallery is showcasing warm apparel, also including scarves and hats, until Nov. 30. It’s a good way to...
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis Toll from Toe to Ankle

    The 27th Annual Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run/Walk is coming up on December 12th. It’s only a good hour away from Bloomington, and you still have time to plan your holiday costume, get jingle bells for your shoes, and help Rheuby the Reindeer have some holiday fun.* You’ll be supporting...
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    The Inside Battle of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Thanksgiving is coming soon, and most who celebrate this day will have a warm, fulfilling meal with their families—some of whom they might not have seen all year! For some families with more strained ties, however, this holiday can turn into an evening of quarreling that leaves everyone feeling...
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    Exercise and Aching Joints

    arthritisExercise and arthritis seem like two things that should not go together, like peanut butter and salsa or pinkie toes and end tables. If you have aching joints that aren’t what they used to be, why would you even want...
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