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Dr. Robert Breiner

Podiatry
Annandale, VA
35 years experience male

Locations

Robert Breiner, DPM

Annandale, VA

Address

5105 Backlick Rd, Suite S, Annandale, VA, United States
Directions

Fax

7039417771

Insurances accepted

Medicare

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

CIGNA Health Care

CHAMPUS

Tricare

Office

Annandale, VA

About

Bio

I have a BS in Pre-Med Biology, Master's work in Virology and tumor virus biology and my Podiatric Medical Degree from Temple University. My patients ages run from 3 months old to 106+. I see all different types of foot and ankle conditions. For fun I am a student of Krav Maga, I have just started my 8th year. I collect cameras as a hobby and have close to 400 hundred of them, many on display in my office for my patients to see. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus through the Catholic Church and President of the Springfield-Franconia mid-day Lion's club. I am married almost 30 years with two grown children.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Licenses

United States: Maryland, Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Shellfish, beer,wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages(like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats(liver), peanuts, and excess ca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pain/drainage: I think the most consistent symptom of an ear infection is pain. Depending which part of the ear is infected it can also affect your balance. Drai... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Drain them: Go to your doctor and have them examined. It is almost painless to have them drained and many times they do not come back.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Enlarged nerve: This pain can be many different things. If the pain starts in the ball of your foot and moves between your toes then you may have an enlarged nerve(n... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
No Playing: If you injured your ankle last week it has not healed in this short of a time. If there is a ligament damaged it may take up to 6 weeks to heal. Wit... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Athletic heart: Since you are concerned about this condition, I would consult your family doctor to make sure everything is OK with your heart. There are some painle... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Tight clothing?: Be careful with the clothing you wear to bed. It appears that you are compressing your nerves under your armpit. Pressing on these nerve bundle can ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Ice, rest: Depending on how badly you damaged the tendons and other structures of your foot it may take between 4 to 6 weeks before you can get full motion back ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Many things: If you have a cat or dog they could be flea bites, they could be bed bug bites, or just the beginnings of a fungal infection (athletse foot). You can ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Diabetes?: If you are urinating more and more frequently with an increased thirst you may be showing signs of diabetes. I you are also very hungry and eating we... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Soaking: I have my patients soak their foot in warm water and epsom salt once a day, dry the toe well and apply an antibiotic cream to the surgery site. Thi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Either way: If the blisters bother you they can be drained. If you use a sterile needle the blister can be drained by slowly sticking the blister(but not the ski... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
4-6 weeks: If you keep the fracture site from moving too much when you are standing and walking the fracture should be non painful in 2 to 4 weeks. The bone wil... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Can be normal: In a youngster who is growing rapidly the muscles do not grow as quickly as the bones so the child can for a while walk on his toes until the muscle l... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pallative treatment: If the spur, also called a pump bump, is bothering you in your shoes you can use a horseshoe shaped pad to pad the heel of the shoe so the shoe does n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Slow your pace: If you have just started running you need to increase your distance slowly and slow your pace until your muscles can get acclimated to the increase ac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Good probability: There is a good chance of the the nail growing back. If you treat the fungus while it is growing back there is a better chance of growing a healthy n... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Back or bottom?: I would need to know what part of your heel that is effected. It can be shoe pressure, nerve compression on the side of your ankle, or other causes... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Topical or systemic: There are many otc antifungal medications on the pharmacy shelf. In my experience they all take a long time and do not work very well. I have patient... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Reduce pressure: A callus is because the skin is being rubbed between a hard surface on the outside(like your shoe) and the bone on the inside. If you reduce this fri... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of foot swelling in adults. All of them require a professional to check them out to see which is causing the problem. These co... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Around 18: Most of the bones of the foot stop growing around the age of 18. By looking at an x-ray of the foot a doctor can tell if the bone has stopped growing... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your hom... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
1 year: From the base of the nail to the tip of the toe it takes just about 1 year to frow out. This is also dependednt on having good circulation, if not it... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your hom... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Many causes: I would need more information to help you with this question. Sometimes leg length differences, muscle imbalance and foot and ankle instability can c... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Vein: I think this is a vein that is becoming larger. The arteries in this part of the leg mostly run behind your knee. Sometimes the valves in the veins ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Leg lifts: If you are a serious runner and have not strengthened your quadriceps muscle(the one above your knee) then the pain you are describing could be from y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nerve compression: Anytime the spinal nerves are compressed or irritated there can be pain from the point of irritation all the way to the end of the line( your feet). R... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Antifungals: If the discoloration is caused by a fungus using a topical antifungal will kill the fungus and the discoloration will disappear. It will take a while... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Yes: Most of the cases of gout I have seen in my practice have red, hot swollen joints that are very painful to move or even to touch. I guess you could h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Reduced circulation: It is hard to answer your question because I do not know your age or medical condition. This coldness could be reduced circulation which can be helpe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Yes, Indeed.: A doctor is not only a medical professional he is also a salesman. He has to sell himself to all his patients in order to keep them and to attract ne... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Positive: The chiropractors I have worked with and refer patients to in my area are excellent. They fill a needed area in medicine that involves manipulation t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Which ligament?: Usually rest and ice will make an injury feel better. If you were given a brace make sure you are wearing it. Anti inflamatory medications will he... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Resistance: When bacteria are treated for a long time with antibiotics they mutate to a bacteria that becomes resistant to antibiotic. We then try a new antibiot... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
B Vitamins: For my patients I have had some success adding a b complex vitamin to the daily supplement. There is a prescription called metanyx that claims to b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Indomethacin: I prescribe a drug called Indocin (indomethacin) for my patients. If this is first time you have had gout the pain can ease up in about 20 minutes af... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
What medication?: You did not state what you were taking. Some medication clears in a few hours some a few day depending on how your body eliminates them. More inform... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Gout: You have not given us enough information to give you a good answer. The white stuff may be part of a gouty tophi if you suffer from gout. I do not thi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Soaking can help: You can try to soak the foot in some warm water and epsom salt. This may relieve the pain until you can have the offending part of the nail removed f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Water therapy: Hydrotherapy is using circulating water to help reduce swelling and improve circulation. I have not ever used it for treating gout but i would say a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Small discolored bum: A wart is a virus that gets into the skin and grows outward. It might appear as a discolored bump which will become raised in time. There are someti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Not really: There is a large range of ages for a young girl to reach puberty. If you are concerned, take her to her pediatrician and have her examined . It migh... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Infection: As long as you can keep the ulcer clean and non-infected home treatment with some assistance seems appropriate. If there is any unusual odor or disco... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Muscle adjustment: Having a cast on an extremity for a length of time causes the loss of muscle tone and size which take a good while to return to normal as each muscle ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Nutritionist: To answer your question I suggest consulting a registered dietician or nutritionist as they are most able to understand what you are trying to do and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Undetermined: Everyone heals at a different rate so it is not possible to tell you with any certainty. On your next doctor's visit ask him/her based on the your ph... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Fungal infection: This itchy bump can be many things, from a fungal infection to poison ivy. Try over the counter cortisone on the itchy spot and see if that helps. I... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pressure: I think your numbness is from shoe pressure. If the numbness is on the outside of your toe (medial side) then your shoe is pressing on the nerve that ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Breiner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Breiner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! That was very helpful. I always stopped applying ketoconozole but will continue for atleast 2 weeks this time.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you your information about ankle swelling. Was very helpful.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Sure! I'll concern and wish after draining it won't back. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Baltimore Veterans Hospital
Completed 1989

Residency

Baltimore Veterans Hospital
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Podiatric Medical Association, American Society Of Podiatric Surgeons, American College Of Foot And Ankle Surgery, American College Of Foot And Ankle Orthopedics And Medicine, American Professional Wound Care Association
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