A few years ago, I severely sprained my ankle. I work on my feet all day long and I also like to exercise in the gym on a regular basis. After my injury, I had terrible pain in my ankle, and I could not stand for long periods of time. My pain was 9 out of 10 most of the time and my ankle was chronically unstable. I had to be very careful about walking on uneven surfaces or else I would roll my ankle and fall.
I live in Pennsylvania, but I work in Baltimore and my chiropractor’s office is in the same strip as Timonium Foot and Ankle Center. I did some research and after reading great reviews about Dr. Stewart, I decided to have him look at my ankle. I was immediately impressed with Dr. Stewart. He emphasized the importance of trying to get me better without surgery and he told me that surgery would be a last resort option if I did not get better. He took the time to explain things to me very clearly and I really appreciated this.
Dr. Stewart set me up with the proper ankle brace and it gave me stability and comfort, but my pain remained rather high at a 7 out of 10. I live a very active lifestyle both at work and outside of work and after several months of dealing with the pain I decided that surgery would be my best option.
Although no one looks forward to surgery, my experience was great. Dr. Stewart repaired my ankle with a state-of-the-art device called the Arthrex internal brace. The anesthesiologist at the Timonium Surgical Center gave me a great nerve block that eliminated my pain after surgery for 18 hours and as a result I was able to stay ahead of my pain. I only had to use pain medication twice after my operation, which was extremely surprising given that my entire ankle was reconstructed. After a cast followed by a boot, I started physical therapy and less than 4 months after the surgery I have returned to 8-10-hour workdays with little to no pain. My stability is back to 100% and I am fully back in the gym.
Not only is Dr. Stewart an excellent doctor, but he is also a great guy. He is very personable and when I visit with him, I feel like I am talking with a friend and someone who genuinely cares about me. My experience at Timonium Foot and Ankle Center was phenomenal. The staff is kind and friendly and I was always seen on time. I would highly recommend this office for anyone looking for a great foot and ankle specialist.
* Results may vary from person to person