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Dr. Brian Wagner

Podiatry
East Granby, CT
19 years experience male

Locations

Connecticut Foot Specialists

Hartford, CT

Address

43 Woodland St, Suite 210, Hartford, CT
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Connecticut Foot Specialists, PC

East Granby, CT

About

Bio

I visited a podiatrist as a child and always wanted to enter the field of medicine and practice Podiatry. I treat all patients like family. I will treat most things conservatively and offer all treatment options.

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Podiatry

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
28 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Broken foot: Depends on your type of fracture and other injury along with what type of work do you perform. I need more information to provide an accurate response... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Cold feet: This can be from the temperature of your home, a thyroid condition or from raynauds. Your young so i would assume your circulation is not an issue. Ho... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
2nd toes: This can be normal and they usually curve because of pressure from shoes. If the are painful i would see a podiatrist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Red spots: Difficult to answer without further information. I would seek medical attention as this can be serious.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Toe tendon: The toe would not move up or down. If the toe is swollen the toe may not move and may take sometime to determine if the tendon is torn. Your podiatris... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Helping hands: A podiatrist will evaluate the neurological, biomechanical, vascular and dermatological aspects of both feet. Make recommendation on your past medica... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Diabetes foot care: See your podiatrist annually. Protect your feet at all times with white socks and protective shoes. Do not go barefoot even in the house. Visually ch... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Amputation: I am sorry to hear an amputation in someone so young. Protect your feet at all times, look at your feet several times a day, wear white socks, see you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Laser: Depends on what type of laser and what's being treated. I would consult your podiatrist to find out more information.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Bunion surgery. : I would elevate your foot as you can, ice the foot and ankle often, take your pain medication as prescribed and follow your surgeon's specific instruc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Foot surgery: It depends on the patient, surgical procedure, and surgeon. To difficult to answer without more information.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Pain: Elevating the foot on 2 pillows above heart level, lots of ice, and staying off the foot. Sometimes topical analgesics can help but stay away from ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Tingling symptoms: Most likely nerve damage caused by a cold injury from the freezing temperatures.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Broken Toe: Swelling is very normal after an injury like this. Crutches are not necessary. I would recommend a loose fitting shoe, buddy splinting, and elevatio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Knot on the ankle: Without a better description difficult to say. It could be a tendon problem, a ganglion cyst, a soft tissue growth, a bone spur or many other things. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Post op: A surgical shoe at the very least. A cast would depend on what type of surgical procedure you are having done on the bunion. It depends on surgeon pre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Bunion: That answer depends on the severity of the bunion deformity and the type of surgical procedure selected. Typically a kitchen job requires standing an... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Ulcer: Either a complete opening through the skin or a red spot is called a pre-ulcer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Burning pain: Difficult to say. It may be cause by a pinched nerve, high blood sugar, a joint problem or some vascular compromise. I would recommend seeing your pod... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Ankle swelling. : Most likely a new problem or recurrence of the old problem. The swelling would not be related to the ankle surgery 8 yrs ago. See you foot and ankle s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Swollen ankle: Usually most swelling resolves in a few weeks but some residual swelling can last several weeks up to a couple of months.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Wound: This is far too complex to answer without a full work up and investigation into his vascular status, his pressure distribution and any type of bracing... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Groin pain: It may be caused by position during the procedure, your walking during the recovery period or a serious infection with lymph nodes causing pain in the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Shoe size: There is no formula to determine height based on shoe size.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Miscarriage: I have not heard not read studies regarding this. I would discuss with your primary or obgyn.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Navicular bone : This is difficult to answer without knowing what type of procedure being performed and for what pathology.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Surgical difference : A cheilectomy is used to improve motion and performed on the top of the joint. That procedure is used for limited joint motion. A bunionectomy is a co... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Anxiety: It is very normal to have anxiety or be nervous. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Pain killers. : I would not call it immunity. I would call it a tolerance. So the more pain medication you take your body builds a tolerance over time. This may requi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Lump: When was the surgery? It could be a cyst or neuroma. Is the lump soft or hard? I would recommend seeing your podiatrist for a full work up. Good luc... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Graft: I have seen the patellar tendon used as a graft in your situation. Consult your orthopedist.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Numbness: The numbness like this is typically caused by a pinched nerve on the top of the foot. Either a bone spur pinching the nerve or even tight laced shoes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Pus: Use peroxide and warm water soaks. Perform gentle massaging of the skin away from the toenail. I would consult your pediatrician or podiatrist right a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Pain: Could really be 3 reasons. 1. Nerve compression in you back causing pinching in the sitting position. 2. Could be decreased blood flow when your kn... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Screw : There is no need to have the screw removed unless there is loosening, another procedure near the screw needs to be performed, allergic reaction or irr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Feeling: If the lack of feeling is on the inside or outside of the ankle it may be from injury to the nerve, scar tissue if partially ruptured, or secondary to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Flat foot surgery: This all depends on the clinical and radiograpic findings present and what your surgeons surgical plan is. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Loose weight : Watch your caloric intake, perform upper body exercises and cardio.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Foot sores: They are not contagious. If the sore is infected with bacteria they can be passed from one to another.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Clipboard: As long as there was no break in the skin and the toe did not change in position this sounds normal. It may take up to 4 weeks for the swelling to res... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Painful nail: If there is a crack at the base of the nail causing pain your podiatrist can easily treat this with a procedure in the office. Usually the crack will... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Arch supports : Using arch supports as much as you can will support you arch and reduce tension and pull of the tendons causing pain. They should be worn especially w... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Back: Pt and exercises are good no matter what age. Those exercises will strengthen and improve support which will help you now and in the long-term.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Outside pain: Most likely caused by tight fitting shoes pushing on the bone on the outside near the pinky toe. Check your shoes. Otherwise more information on what ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Red feet: Tis is typically caused by some form of a vascular issue. Either decreased circulation so when she stands up there is an influx of blood flow into the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Sweat soles: No it does not mean you have diabetes. It means your anxiety level may be high to cause your sweat glands to produce more sweat. It's typically a horm... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Dark spot: Depends i. What is causing the dark spot. It could be sock lint so simply removing the lint will help. If it is the start of fungus starting a topical... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Foot care: Foot care to a podiatrist means properly evaluating the foot for lentil problems. It also means evaluating the circulatory status, neurological status... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Back Pain: Sometimes symptoms of numbness and tingling can be caused by compression of the lower back, especially the lumbar region. I would discuss the symptom... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Wound: Please seek medical attention for any wounds that are present or develop. The chance of infection and delayed wound healing are decreased by seeking m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wagner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wagner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, spur is sharp and located where fascia begins, just want to make sure pain is gone.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This is exactly what happened to me. I had to undergo 3 surguries.
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Thanx!MRI 3m back-torn talocalcaneal lig,partial torn post talofibular

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalin
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Podiatrist, Second Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
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