Category: Dr. Joel D. Stewart

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 »

What to Expect During Your Ankle Replacement Surgery

Dr .Joel Stewart

  Joel D. Stewart, MD You and your orthopaedic surgeon have made the decision that TAA (total ankle arthroplasty) is the right treatment decision for you.  Curious about what is going to happen at the hospital and in the operating room?  I’m going to pull back the curtain and give you an insider’s view of… Read more »

Recovering from Ankle Replacement – Phase I

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Recovery from an ankle replacement surgery is lengthy and occurs in three phases. Here’s what you can expect in Phase I as you recuperate: Phase I For the first 4-6 weeks, at home recovery consists of four main goals: 1) keeping weight off your newly replaced ankle; 2) managing post-surgical… Read more »

Preparing for your Ankle Replacement

Dr. Joel Stewart

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Now that you’ve decided a Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA) is the right treatment option for your ankle pain and disability, here is a planning guide to assist you with preparations up to the date of your surgery. Surgical Scheduling – At OSC, my surgical scheduler will work with you to… Read more »