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Blog Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Signs and Symptoms of Gout

If you feel pain in the big toe that is accompanied with a burning sensation or reddened skin, you may be afflicted with a condition known as gout. The pain associated with gout tends to be the strongest when you are resting...
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What Is a Cutaneous Nerve Injury?

The majority of foot and ankle surgeries require making an incision in the skin. After undergoing a foot or ankle surgery, one of the most common post-surgical complications is a cutaneous nerve injury. Cutaneous nerves are responsible for sensation...
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Can You Pinch a Foot Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is placed on a specific nerve by surrounding tissues. This can happen just about anywhere in the body, including the feet. The symptoms of a pinched nerve include sharp, aching, or...
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When It Feels Like You Are Walking on a Pebble

When a digital nerve leading to the toes becomes repetitively irritated, thickened scar tissue can form around it—entrapping the nerve and causing pain or numbness in the ball of the foot, or the feeling that you are walking on a marble or...
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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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What Is Foot Drop?

Foot drop refers to the difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot, sometimes causing it to drag on the ground as you walk. Foot drop is not a condition in and of itself, it can be caused by...
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Do You Have Athlete’s Foot?

If you notice a rash on the skin of your feet, mainly between the toes, that is red, itchy, scaly or dry, it may be a sign of a fungal infection known as athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot can cause...
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How To Best Protect Your Child’s Developing Feet

The bones in your child’s feet will develop over time— from the cartilage they were born with to ossified bones that are fully formed around the age of 18. For the first few months of their lives, babies’...
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Foot Stretches for Walking Pain

Walking can be a great exercise, but sometimes it can be difficult to complete when it leaves your feet sore and aching. Fortunately, walking-related foot pain can be reduced by stretching your feet. Sit in a chair with your...
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The Diabetic Foot

Diabetes is a systemic condition. This means that it affects the whole body, including the feet. Foot problems that stem from diabetes include peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage, and diabetic foot ulcers, a type of open wound...
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