Dr. Janiece Stewart

Sports Medicine
Edwardsville, IL
22 years experience female

Locations

BJC Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Edwardsville, IL

Address

8 Sunset Hills Professional Center, Edwardsville, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00am
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Fax

(618) 692-6134

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

Mercy Health Plans of MO

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Alton Orthopedic Clinic

Alton, IL

About

Bio

I am a Sports Medicine physician and am the head team physician for Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and for Collinsville High School in Collinsville, IL. I have served as team physician for Saint Louis University and the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team. I earned my medical degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL where I also completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency. I completed a sports medicine fellowship at San Jose-O’Connor Hospital in California. As a former athlete myself, I thoroughly enjoy being on the sidelines and assisting both the traditional and non-traditional athlete get back in the game and be healthy in doing so. I love to travel and spend time with my friends, family and dog Sumo.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
More info: Seedy stools are typical of breast fed babies. Are you breastfeeding? Yellow in the eyes is also known as jaundice and can occur in breast fed babies,... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: This is usually due to the hormone changes. If there is concern for sexually transmitted infections, you should definitely be evaluated by your docto... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Bruise or ganglio: I agree with Dr. Jovita Anyanwu. If the x-ray did not show a fracture, the lump is most likely from swelling/bruising or a ganglion cysts. Ganglion ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
6-8 weeks: A healthy person without confounding medical problems such as smoking, diabetes, bone or thyroid disease should recover from a fibular fracture in 6-8... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Physical therapy: Recommend that you do some rehabilitation exercises to strengthen your ankle. It sounds like the muscles, tendons and ligaments that stabilize the an... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Ice is better: Ice is better at controlling swelling. If your leg is swelling in the cast, the cast may need to be removed and another one done that allows for the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Tough: These are tough to treat. For mild cases, I have patients rest for 6-8 weeks, use a sling for 4-6, NSAIDs as needed for pain, As the pain subsides, I... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Squats: I'm assuming by cheek you mean gluteal muscles. Exercises that include squats (front, back, single leg), lunges (stationary or walking) are good exer... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
This is difficult: It is next to near impossible to lose weight without proper diet and exercise. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Simple changes in your diet... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: Majority of the time these are pre-mature beats that don't cause any problems. Associated symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, exercise can, depending on how dilated the root is. Exercise increased blood flow through the heart which in turn does to the aortic root. It a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Exam: This is usually based on history, exam, and x-ray. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: I recommend you see your regular doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or neurologist. If your symptoms are bad, worst headache of your life, slurred spe... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Possible: Headache after a traumatic head injury is one of the symptoms of concussion. I would recommend that you go to the ER to be evaluated and make sure yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Strengthening: Typically Baker's cyst do not need any treatment. If it is causing pain, anti-inflammatory medication may help. Stretching and strengthening of the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Associated symptoms: If you are having new or persistent pain, swelling, numbness, tingling you may need further treatment. Recommend you see a sports medicine doctor or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Decrease the weight: If you are lifting weights, decrease the weight and do more repetitions. Couple weight lifting with aerobic exercise afterwards and the muscle mass a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, a separated shoulder is injury to the ligaments that hold your collar bone in place. Depending on the severity and symptoms, most people recover... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Most likely the femu: It is difficult to say for sure which bone without seeing an x-ray, but with your history of being hit by a car, it is most likely the femur which is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible to do squats with a strained hamstring, but it may be painful as the hamstring is also used to perform a squat. I would recommend... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a hand specialis: Recommend you see a hand specialist. If you dislocated your thumb, it is possible you may have torn some of the ligaments that keep your thumb stable... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Exam: This is usually determined based on exam and further testing. Stress fracture usually has a small area of pain called point tenderness. Shin splints... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
After: Recommend getting the pain under control, if not resolved prior to starting to exercise. Sometimes exercise can make the pain worse while you have it... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it is safe to take antibiotics while on birth control pills, but some antibiotics will decrease the effectiveness of the pill. So if you're sexua... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, fear and anxiety can evoke all kinds of reactions, light headedness, nausea, vomiting, headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitati... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
PRICE: This can be treated with PRICE - protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation. Recommend core and quad strengthening and stretching as well. Ice as... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : I would recommend taking an anti-inflammatory by mouth over a steroid injection. Costochondritis is inflammation of the muscle between the ribs. Und... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
It can be treated: Most meniscal tears are not repaired unless they are simple and located in an area that has a high success rate of healing. 2-3 weeks out from injury... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Pain: Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved. There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pa... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Not typical: This is not typical unless you were doing planks on an unusual surface. If you have weakness to the bone, ie low vitamin D or calcium, making your bo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: I am sorry to hear that this occurred. I would recommend you seek counseling if you are having an emotional difficulty as a result.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Soft foods: Soft foods or pureed foods are good options. Mashed potatoes, greek yogurt, smoothies, etc..
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Physical Therapy: Medial epicondylitis is typically treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, an elbow strap with activities, and physical therapy to decrease pa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Symptoms: If you feel like you are more short of breath than normal for amount of exercise, feel like you can't catch your breath or getting air in or out with ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Tight muscles: Bone spurs are caused due to stress on the bone. Typically in the foot and ankle this can be due to arthritis, tight Achilles tendon and calf muscle ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See MD: Depending on if there are associated symptoms, locking, clicking, swelling, etc. you may need to see a doctor. In general, knee pain is relieved by q... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a spine surgeon: Scoliosis usually does not require surgery unless the curve is severe or causing compromise to organs, such as the lungs and heart. I recommend you s... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Follow your doctor: I would recommend you discuss your treatment plan with the surgeon that performed the ORIF. Typically if you are placed in a splint after the surgery... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Treatment depends on severity of fracture and which bone is broken. Sometimes surgery may be required or may be treated with a fracture boot or stiff... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Likely viral cause: If the muscle pain correlates with the timing of his flu symptoms, the virus is likely causing the muscle pain. I would recommend he see his doctor f... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It can cause upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
When the pain stops: Costochondral injuries can take up to 2-3 months to get better. You should be ready to stop lifting again once the pain subsides and you don't feel a... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Incomplete tear: You most likely have a partial thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon, one of the rotator cuff muscles, with fluid in the subdeltoid/subacromial b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Unstable: Usually people experience pain initially with a completely torn ACL. Some people will feel pain in the back of the knee. There is also stiffness and... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: No, surgery for trigger finger should not make the lymphedema worse. The cause of a trigger finger has nothing to do with the lack of draining of the... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Sports Medicine: I would recommend you see a sports medicine doctor or an orthopedist who specializes in the hip or hip replacements.
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Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Normal: Usually takes 6-8 weeks for an avulsion fracture to completely heal, even without weight bearing on it. You can even have swelling and some tendernes... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: You want to take in protein within 30-60 minutes after working out. Taking in amino acids, the building blocks of protein, during your recovery phase... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Watch: Ganglion cysts are benign, if they don't cause any pain or restriction of movement, nothing needs to be done. Sometimes taking the fluid out and inje... Read More
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May 30, 2014
Hello There! Great to connect with you! Let's help each other out so we can help more people in need! Please vote for me in my "known fors" section & I'll do the same for you. Thank You and let's keep...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This is very helpful answer but still need to know about this problem, i m also facing same problem. thanx anyway Dr. Janiece Stewart.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Rush, Cook County

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
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