I am a very active 40-something who participates in yoga, weight training/cardio, and tennis several times a week. I’ve struggled with plantar fasciitis in both feet for years, and Dr. Stewart has successfully treated me in the past with conservative care including orthotics. A couple months ago, while playing tennis, I felt a snap on the bottom of my right foot. My first phone call after coming off the court was to Timonium Foot and Ankle Center. The receptionist was very sympathetic to my situation and squeezed me in to see Dr. Stewart that afternoon. She could not have been more accommodating.
When I arrived at the office, I was almost immediately taken back into an exam room. Dr. Stewart came in and confirmed my suspicion, a torn plantar fascia. He advised me that I would need to be in a walking boot for a few weeks and suggested that I consider doing laser treatment as an adjunctive therapy to accelerate the healing process. Since I was supposed to be going on a ski trip in 2 weeks, I decided to give it a try. This entailed coming into the office almost daily and having Dr. Stewart’s assistant Laura, who was so sweet and kind, gently rub a warm laser all over the bottom of my foot for about 20 minutes. I believe I had 8 treatments before I left for my ski trip. Two weeks to the day of the tear, I was in my ski boots skiing down the mountain!! I wasn’t skiing aggressively or for long periods of time, but I was, however, skiing!! When I returned home, I finished my last 2 treatments and 2 weeks after that, I was back on the tennis court and have been doing great ever since. I know that without the laser therapy my foot wouldn’t have healed so quickly.
Thank you Dr. Stewart and to the entire office staff for all your help!
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