Category: Dr. Joel D. Stewart

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part II

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD In Part I of this series, I discussed medical conditions and issues that weren’t orthopaedic in origin which could cause foot and ankle swelling, and I also alerted you to some of the usually experienced reasons for temporary foot and ankle edema. Today, my focus will be on the most common… Read more »

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part I

Joel D. Stewart, MD As an orthopaedic physician who specializes in the treatment of the foot and ankle, I see many patients who come to me with swollen feet and/or ankles.  I can treat those patients for whom there is a musculoskeletal reason for the swelling, but some patients have other clinical reasons for their… Read more »

Common Causes of Chronic Foot Arch Pain 

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD  Pain in the arch of the foot is a common reason for which patients seek treatment from an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, especially when they have tried home remedies, OTC pain relievers and drug store orthotics with no relief.  In this article, I’ll discuss a few of the most common… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Bunion Repair Surgery

Dr. Jamie Swale

Jamie Swale, DPT Bunion Repair Surgery is a common surgery of the foot, more often performed for women in middle age, but certainly seen in men and in other age groups as well.  Bunion Repair Surgery or bunionectomy, can be complex and require foot reconstruction by a qualified foot and ankle orthopaedist to be done… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment

Jim Koske, PT, MPT Bunions are one of the most common foot problems in America and one in three people will get at least one in their lifetime.  Women are affected disproportionately more than men, but we aren’t sure why.  We know that inherited foot issues and bad foot mechanics play a role in their… Read more »

Bunions – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Treatment

Joel D. Stewart, MD One of the most commonly seen issues with the feet are bunions.  Even if you aren’t a physician, you probably can recognize a bunion when you see one.  The main characteristics of a bunion are 1) a large, knobby looking bump on the inside of the big toe, which may be… Read more »

Treating Plantar Fasciitis Properly for Long-Term Pain Relief

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD One of the most common complaints for which I see patients is heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.  Sometimes people call this heel spurs, but it’s not usually the bone that hurts. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs underneath your foot and connects behind your… Read more »

Congratulations to OSC’s Top Docs for 2020!

Join us in congratulating Orthopaedic and Spine Center’s Top Docs for 2020!  These physicians were chosen by their physician peers in a survey conducted by Coastal Virginia Magazine.  Meet the OSC Physicians Chosen as Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Docs 2020     Pictured L to R – Robert J. Snyder, MD • Joel D. Stewart,… Read more »

Turf Toe

  Joel D. Stewart, MD The big toe joint {metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe} can be sprained by jamming or by repetitively springing, pushing off or jumping during sports.  It can also be sprained through accidentally bending it too far backward. We tend to see this injury more among athletes,… Read more »