Lisa Hamel


After dealing with severe right foot pain and seeing 5 different doctors including orthopedic foot and ankle specialists and podiatrists without any results, my husband came to Dr. Stewart for a 6th opinion.  He works on his feet all day long and had chronic pain without any improvement. Dr. Stewart did an amazing job treating my husband and within a few months under his care, he was pain-free for the first time in years. 

At the time my husband was seeing Dr. Stewart, I was under the care of another podiatrist for chronic plantar fasciitis and I was not getting any relief of my symptoms.  I also work on my feet for 8 hours a day on a hard-concrete surface and I decided to see Dr. Stewart and he successfully treated my left plantar fasciitis and I returned to work pain-free.

Two year later, I started to develop severe pain in my right foot and Dr. Stewart diagnosed me with Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome and a large heel spur on the back of my heel.  I wanted to avoid surgery and we treated my conditions with aggressive conservative treatment including a boot, physical therapy, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, compression socks, and custom foot orthotics. Despite all the treatment, my pain was not getting better and I could not live with the pain and I decided to undergo surgery.

Surgery on my foot and ankle was the best thing that I ever did.  I have an extremely high pain threshold and prior to my surgery my pain was 20 out of 10 on a consistent basis. Since undergoing surgery that included debriding my Achilles tendon and removing the bone spur, releasing my calf, releasing my tarsal tunnel, and debriding my posterior tibial tendon, my pain is now 100% resolved.  I have zero pain and I am back to work and on my feet 8 hours per day. I can now move faster than I did before and now that I am more active, I have lost over 10 pounds.

Dr. Stewart has a great bedside manner.  He jokes around a lot and at the same time he is serious when he needs to be.  His personality really puts me at ease and is very calming.

Dr. Stewart has been extremely helpful to my husband and I and we are very appreciative of all the great care we have received at Timonium Foot and Ankle Center.

Lisa Hamel

* Results may vary from person to person