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Bunion Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Bunionettes: Smaller Than Bunions, Still a Big Pain

During the summertime, your toes are often on display with open-toed sandals and days at the pool. That means it’s more likely you’ll look down and notice changes, like, for example, a bump on your baby toe. Uh-oh!  That, friend, could be the beginning of a bunionette, and though...
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Things That Go Bump On Your Foot

There are certainly many people who enjoy the Halloween holiday and get a kick out of those “things that go bump in the night.” Now, when you develop an abnormal bump on your foot, it can seem to be a scary situation. Knowing what is happening, though, can illuminate...
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Why Do Bunions Happen Anyway?

There are many misconceptions in society, some of which include misunderstandings as to why bunions happen. Others include:
  • A single shot of espresso does not have more caffeine than a standard cup of coffee. (It is just more concentrated.)
  • Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball. (The sport is likely...
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    Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Bunion Pain

    Choosing the right shoes for bunion pain is a lot like making sure you have the proper equipment for virtually any circumstance. You wouldn’t want to try hammering a nail with a dishrag or drying a plate with a hammer. We could spend all day coming up with other...
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    Why Bunion Surgery Might Be Right for You

    It’s best to start this post by saying that we always hope all of our patients can be treated successfully with nonsurgical methods. Fortunately, we are able to use conservative care to effectively address a wide range of conditions for our patients. That being said, surgery sometimes is a...
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    Award-Worthy High Heels May Mean Bunion Pain

    Many talented actresses and actors are nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards—simply being selected is an achievement in itself. Even winners can be losers too, though, if someone develops bunion pain from wearing high heels to the ceremony.
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    Better Bunion Treatment for the New Year

    A new year, a new foot. We’re talking about bunion treatment! Take a step in the right direction this year and invest in some treatment for, and prevention of, that lump on the side of your inner foot. Turns out, it’s as easy as...
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    Take Care of Your Bunions at Home

    Sometimes you have to be creative in fixing things to make them last. An old treasured antique may not look as good as new, but you can add polish and tweak parts here and there so it works. You can find such fixed-up items at the local B-Town, Jolly...
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    Shoes For Bunions: Search for Comfort

    The fall season is a time when the fashion scene comes alive. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place in several different countries throughout the fall and showcases the latest from the time-honored and up-and-coming designers. Shoes are always a hot topic, but there often is no thought given to...
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    Making the Choice: Deciding on Bunion Surgery

    Bunion SurgeryIf you are over 50 years of age and like to be active, don’t miss out on the Senior Games in Ellettsville, IN! Taking place September 3-15, 2014, there will be a myriad of great events...
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