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Sports Injury Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Treating Chronic Pain After an Ankle Sprain

Even if you never set foot on a soccer field, tennis court, or baseball diamond, the odds are pretty good you will suffer a sprained ankle at least once in your life. Sure, these injuries happen rather easily when making a sudden move in an intense game, but...
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Paging Sir Jones: The Story of the Jones Fracture

Sometimes history will remember your name for being a great leader or a creative genius. Other times history will remember your name because you hurt yourself dancing. Such is the case of Sir Robert Jones, a British orthopedic surgeon who discovered a distinct injury that bears his name:...
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Recovering from a Foot Fracture

A broken foot is certainly not one of the best things to happen during a busy summer. You likely won’t be marching in the 4th of July Parade—or likely not without crutches, at least—and hitting water slides will definitely need to go on hiatus for a bit. Recovering from...
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Not all Fractures are the Same

Did you hear the breaking news that breaks down the details of the latest celebrity break-up? It seems like such a simple word, but “break” and its variations have come to take on many forms and connotations in our language. Even a broken bone is not always a simple...
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Protecting Fast Feet on the Soccer Field

Bloomington has a healthy soccer scene, with players of all ages and skill levels able to learn the sport and join leagues at Twin Lakes Recreation Center. While soccer can be great fun, its nature can leave a player susceptible to injuries to the ankles, feet, and toes....
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Keeping Feet Safe on the Baseball Diamond

Whether you swing for the Hoosiers, run the bases with Smithville Diamonds Little League, or have your own friendly park league, baseball still remains loved by all ages. No matter the level of your play, taking some precautions to avoid sports injuries to your feet and ankles can...
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Preventing Problems in Your Achilles Tendon

Running can get addictive for some people. Start out with something like the Race for Literacy 5K in Bloomington on June 11, and you might eventually find yourself running full marathons! Once you get the hang of running shorter distances, maybe you can ramp up to...
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Why the Achilles Tendon is a Weak Spot

You might know the myth of Achilles, a character who was invincible save for one spot on his body: the heel. Naming a tendon in the same area after the fallen warrior doesn’t really provide the most confidence in it, does it. With all the stress it can endure...
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Working Your Feet Back to Running Shape

We get it. Sometimes life happens and well-made plans fall through. You might have been getting well into a regular running routine, but then new responsibilities came up or an injury sidelined you for some time. Now you’re committed to getting back to business, but trying to dive...
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Returning to Sports after a Metatarsal Fracture

When you hear about a break on the field, you always want it to be from a huddle, not in your foot. If you have experienced a metatarsal fracture, however, you’re definitely going to be off your feet for a while. Many athletes can’t wait to get moving...
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