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Dr. Stewart D.P.M

Dr. Stewart graduated from New York College of Podiatric Medicine.r. Stewart is affiliated with Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital and The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

What kinds of podiatry services do we provide?

First Medcare offers care and treatment for a wide array of diseases and problems affecting the feet and ankles of patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, including:

  • fractures
  • sprains and strains
  • skin issues including athlete's foot
  • plantar warts
  • plantar fasciitis
  • arthritis
  • flat feet
  • corns and calluses
  • neuromas
  • bunions and hammertoes
  • bone and heel spur
  • tendinitis
  • ingrown toenails and fungal toenails
  • slow-to-heal sores

The podiatry team is also skilled in minimally invasive foot surgery, diabetic foot care and limb salvage, and treatment of pediatric foot problems, including congenital deformities and problems with gait (the way a child walks). First Medcare also has a state-of-the-art podiatric X-ray machine on site for quick, accurate diagnosis and effective management of ongoing issues.

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are individually crafted based on the needs of each patient and used to treat many types of foot- and ankle-related issues, including:

  • recurrent corns and calluses
  • flat feet
  • plantar fasciitis
  • ankle instability
  • hammertoes and bunions
  • neuromas
  • gait abnormalities
  • arthritis

Custom orthotics are made of high-quality materials, and because they are created on a patient-by-patient basis, they are extremely comfortable and can be made for most types of shoes, including athletic shoes and dress shoes.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of foot pain, especially among people who are overweight or obese, older people and some athletes. The plantar fascia is a strong band of connective tissue that spans the bottom of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot, providing support and flexibility for the arch of the foot. When this tissue becomes irritated or inflamed, it can cause considerable pain, stiffness, and burning sensations. Plantar fasciitis is usually treated with pain medication including oral medicines and cortisone injections when needed, special braces or splints to gently stretch the plantar fascia, and custom orthotics to help support the arch.