By Dr. Alex M. Stewart DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Stewart of Maricopa Foot and Ankle Center is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
He was recognized in 2018 by Top Doc Magazine as one of the “Top Podiatric Surgeons in Arizona.” He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Midwestern University and completed his residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio in the Department of Orthopedics. His extensive training and current practice focus on foot and ankle trauma, diabetic care, reconstructive surgery and sports medicine.
As a former collegiate baseball player and avid golfer, Dr. Stewart can relate to athletes of any age and performance level. He has been at Maricopa Foot and Ankle for the past eight years and has experience treating everything from minor ailments to major trauma.
What are some of the most common conditions that you treat?
Some of the most common conditions treated are heel pain, ingrown toenails, ankle sprains, wounds and infections. There are many treatments we can do in the office to take care of these issues helping you to avoid long waits at the emergency room. In most cases, we can get patients in to see the doctor within 24 hours.
How do I prevent ingrown, painful toenails?
Ingrown toenails are a very common problem. We recommend trimming nails straight across instead of trying to trim deep into the corners. If any nail is missed it can cause infection and severe pain. If you do develop an ingrown toenail, there are several quick, in-office procedures that can be performed to reduce pain and discomfort.
We at Maricopa Foot and Ankle understand that even a small foot issue can be very painful and debilitating, so give us a call and let us help get you back to your activities pain-free!
This column appears in the August issue of InMaricopa.