Foot and ankle pain is a common disorder. Almost 80% of the U.S. population will experience foot pain in their lives. At Orthopaedic & Spine Center, we believe that no one should have to live with painful feet. We are trained and equipped to diagnose and treat all problems involving the foot and ankle. We treat people of all ages for problems such as calluses, bunions, plantar fibromas, as well as serious sports injuries and boney deformities. Many foot and ankle problems can be remedied with conservative care, including Physical Therapy, behavior modification, medical management and the use of correctional orthotic devices. For patients with conditions that fail to respond to conservative care, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Dr. Joel Stewart, Fellowship- trained Foot & Ankle Specialist at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, is dedicated to keeping our patients’ feet in the healthiest condition. The goal of his team is to relieve patients of pain and to return function and enjoyment to everyday activities.
The human foot is comprised of a complex set of bones (26), joints (33), and over one hundred ligaments, muscles and tendons. All of these work together to create an amazing piece of anatomy, at the end of our legs, which allows us to stand, bear weight, walk, run, skip, hop and leap. A foot can be so sensitive that the slightest touch makes the owner giggle uncontrollably or it can withstand walking on burning coals or on broken glass. Because our feet take so much abuse, it is no wonder they can hurt. Our Foot & Ankle team is well-equipped to handle any foot problem that walks in the door, from diagnosis to treatment. Although most treatments are conservative and do not require surgical intervention, Dr. Stewart can handle simple foot problems to complex surgical reconstructions.
Our Treated Foot Conditions include:
Ganglion Cyst of the Foot
To set up an appointment with our foot and ankle care specialist, call the office at (757) 596-1900 or use our Patient Portal.