Category: Dr. Joel D. Stewart

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

  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 »

Considering Ankle Replacement? What you Should Know

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Ankle Replacement surgery has been around for decades, but until recently, it had a very unpredictable success rate.  Advancements in the implant materials (prostheses), different design rationales and surgical techniques have now made ankle replacement a viable treatment option for those who have severe arthritis of the ankle joint due… Read more »

The Top Two Causes for Heel Pain

Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy foot and ankle specialist, I often see patients complaining of heel pain.  Here, I’ll discuss the two most common reasons for heel pain and how they are treated. Plantar Fasciitis – The way I hear patients describe the pain they feel from Plantar Fasciitis is pretty much the… Read more »

OSC to Welcome Fellowship-trained Foot and Ankle Specialist in January 2020

Orthopaedic & Spine Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Joel Stewart will join the practice in January 2020. Dr. Stewart is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who holds a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a reputable surgeon whose practice focuses on reconstruction of the foot and ankle.  With an emphasis on… Read more »