In the September 2016, I first met Dr. Jordan Stewart after seeing him for a second opinion evaluation for chronic pain in my right foot related to running. I had previously been under the care of an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed and treated me for neuromas, and I was not getting better. Dr. Stewart diagnosed me with joint pain across the ball of my foot and I was treated successfully with a walking boot, laser therapy, and custom orthotics and I was extremely happy with the results and went back to running without any issues.
I was doing very well until the summer of 2018 when I severely jammed my third toe. I initially did not think much of the condition, yet over time I started to have significant pain and difficulty walking. I had my walking boot from my previous treatment, and I wore it for about 2 months, but the pain was not getting any better and I decided to go back to Dr. Stewart. When I went back to see him, x-rays followed by an MRI revealed that I had severely damaged my joint and fractured my third metatarsal bone.
I am extremely active and exercises a big part of my life. I exhausted all conservative care and it was obvious that I was going to require surgery. On February 1, 2019, Dr. Stewart performed a complex reconstructive surgery to rebuild my damaged joint and correct my toes and metatarsals that led to my initial problem in 2016. After a successful surgery, he suggested that we use laser therapy in his office 3 times a week for about 4-6 weeks. I was initially told that my recovery would be a minimum of 12 weeks before I would be able to be very active. However, within 8 weeks of my surgery the swelling in my foot and toes had made significant strides and I was able to resume intense workouts for my legs and starting to perform aggressive cardio workouts including 45-minute workouts on the stair climbing machine. I have no doubt that the combination of the surgical correction and the laser therapy enabled me to make rapid progress in my healing. I continue to use my orthotics on a regular basis.
I am very thankful for the care that Dr. Stewart provided me throughout the entire process. He always gave me the time that I needed to answer all my questions and he utilized advanced technology to aid in my recovery. His constant counseling and encouragement made the process very smooth and I highly recommend Timonium Foot and Ankle Center and Dr. Jordan Stewart and for anyone needing great foot and/or ankle care.
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