Dr. Karson Howard, DPM

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Dr. Karson Howard, DPM


Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

(208) 233-4355

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Care Philosophy

I hope to listen to your complaints of pain, and provide options for you the patient. I think the patient with the best education/information should be allowed to choose their own treatment, and I hope to provide that understanding and the treatment needed to improve your pain.Read more

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Dr. Karson Howard, DPM was born in Pocatello on a summer's night. He grew up just outside of town with...Read more

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in Pocatello, id |
After reading reviews and recommendations, I went to Dr. Karson Howard. After doing a thorough assessment of my ankle, foot, leg and pain level, he ordered an MRI. The MRI revealed a tendon tear. We discussed alternative therapies. I decided surgery was the best course of action for me. Dr. Howard was kind, informative, and gave thorough explanations of the surgery, post surgical care and my responsibilities as a patient to care for myself for optimal healing. I would highly recommend Dr. Howard
Jackson, WY |
I saw Dr. Howard in Jackson, WY. I had foot pain, and after an x-ray, he diagnosed me with a broken sesamoid. He wrapped my foot and told me to wrap it for 6 weeks, and to take ibuprofen. After 6 weeks, the foot still hurt. I went to see an orthopedic doctor in town who looked at my posture, my walk, and my stance. She said my bunion was causing pain, along with flat feet and weak ankles. Said x-ray didn't look like a fracture. Gave me appropriate shoe inserts. Pain went away, no pain since.
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Dr. Howard says...

Dr. Karson Howard, DPM was born in Pocatello on a summer's night. He grew up just outside of town with random chores like feeding the cows and mowing the lawn. Growing up was a fun time filled with many Saturdays at Pebble Creek in the winter and many summer days out on the lake. He took classical guitar lessons from 9th-12th grade, and still continues to love playing music.

In 2000, Karson graduated as the first class of Century High School. He then left that summer for Honduras to serve as a missionary for the LDS church. When he returned, he began his undergraduate training at ISU. There his wife fell in love with him, watching his crazy good racquetball skills. So he decided to fall in love with her as well. After only a few months of being married they moved together to California where he attended the California School of Podiatric Medicine for four years.

After he graduated, Dr Howard moved to Chicago, IL for his surgical residency at Mt Sinai Medical Center, a level I trauma center. He now has been practicing with his father since 2011 and joined with his brother in law Adam Matthews, DPM in 2012. He enjoys his time at home with his small young family. Karson currently serves as Vice President for the Idaho Podiatric Medical Association.  Dr. Karson Howard is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgery.

Dr. Karson Howard currently serves Pocatello, ID; Blackfoot, ID; Idaho Falls, ID; Driggs, ID; Jackson, WY.

Dr. Howard's Care Philosophy

I hope to listen to your complaints of pain, and provide options for you the patient. I think the patient with the best education/information should be allowed to choose their own treatment, and I hope to provide that understanding and the treatment needed to improve your pain.

Dr. Howard says...

As a foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Howard is able to treat all conditions affecting the foot and ankle in patients of all ages, from the simple to complex, including:

  • Fracture repair of the foot and ankle
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain
  • Flatfoot
  • Sports injuries
  • Hammertoes
  • Tendon disorders
  • Ankle instability
  • Diabetic foot care & complications
  • Bone infections/healing
  • Ankle and foot arthritis
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathy
  • Foreign body injuries
  • Amputation prevention
  • Tendinosis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail fungus
  • Warts

Dr. Howard is also uniquely qualified to detect diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Howard says...

As a surgeon, Dr. Howard is qualified to perform a wide range of surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Fusions
  • Bunion surgery
  • Rearfoot surgery
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Tendon surgery
  • Metatarsal surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Neuroma surgery
  • Ankle ligament surgery
  • Flatfoot surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Dr. Howard completed four years of postgraduate podiatric medical school to earn his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM) in Oakland, CA. Like all physicians, this was followed by a two-year level one residency in Chicago, IL with complete rotations through hospital departments and full exposure to all pathologies. 

Dr. Howard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Idaho not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Digital Deformities of the Feet
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease


  • Medical School
    California College Of Podiatric Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Chicago Medical School-Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Idaho State University

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthotics
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision