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Dr. Richard Greenwald

Podiatry
Boca Raton, FL
43 years experience male

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Bio

After graduate school at Case Western Reserve (Master's) went to podiatric medical school (DPM) then medical school (MD). Trained in family medicine, surgery, orthopedics, and limb reimplantation. I focus conditions of the leg, ankle, and foot.

Specialties
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Podiatry

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

152 Answers
216 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Skiing toes: Frostbite is a possibility, but with limited information, consider the possibility of an infectious process. Ski boots can be unforgiving in their lim... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Automatic toe cramps: Rule out systemic conditions and local nerve compression/irritation. We can get muscle cramps because the blood is unable to provide enough oxygen to ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Leg pain/numbness: "Soreness and tingling both legs…" Is suggestive of many things ranging from venous stasis/vascular issues, spine compression, effecting nerves, musc... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Leg Cramps: This can be postural, however consider factors such as daily exercise, diet (electrolytes). Dehydration could cause of muscle cramps. Several medicine... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sitting buttox pain: Consider conditions of the spine, impingement of the sciatic nerve, muscle sprain/strain. Not enough detail, Consult your orthopedist, physiatrist, ne... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Squats knee pain: Pain from squats. Rule out arthritic changes of knees, form, and the relationship of the knee/hip/ankle. Consider temporarily stopping activities that... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Soft/weak nails: Other than nutritional issues, topical detergents, excess exposure to a variety of products, and moisture. See a doc to get evaluated for any number ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Exposure to virus: Research suggest to dispose of any lip product after using them while sick, your “lip lining is a natural gateway to your respiratory tract, which can... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Lump after injection: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Sometimes folks develop a lump around the injection site. Have your doc evalua... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Which Foot?: "Three small bumps on the right side of my foot." Hang on…Last time I looked - unless someone has one foot - there's a right side and left side to eac... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Assess trauma foot: Foot plate fixation two years ago, now, recent trauma, and currently inability to bear wt. suggests this needs evaluation to assess the condition. Eve... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Ankle pain: Was there trauma? History of systemic disease?: Diabetes, RA, HBP, genetic disorder. Pain awaken from sleep? Swelling, radiating pain/numbness/tinglin... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Fungal nails?: Find out if it IS fungus (culture/biopsy). Many treatments ranging from removal of nail plate, regular grinding nails down, topical meds may not be ef... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Black toenail: Blunt trauma to toenail often results in a hematoma (bruise) with bleeding under the skin beneath nail which will often dissipate in time. Some docs s... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Hyponatremia: Consider hyponatremia—peeing out sodium (NA), which can lower blood pressure. This can effect many organ systems. There are excellent recommendations ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Red spots leg: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) If red spots combine in patches, or itch this may suggest eczema. or atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition. Pain up... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Stress/DVT/PE: It can. The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is our central stress response system. The HPA axis is a dynamic intertwining of the central ner... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Dif mech of action: Advil (ibuprofen) is in the category of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. NSAIDs set off a cascade of chemical events that stop inflammation, pain,... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Numb Knee: This could stem from a spinal condition (disc herniation, degeneration), sciatic nerve impingement from taut piriformis muscle, or many other structur... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Pes Anserine Bursa: After complete exam: McMurray's test, Lachman test etc., consider pain stemming from Pes Anserine Tendino bursitis. Fluid-filled sacs called bursae.cu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Gout medications: A diagnosis of gout is necessary, blood tests, maybe joint aspiration and examination of joint fluid. If there is gout , treatment for gout usually in... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Melatonin/Sythroid: UNLIKELY Synthroid is a member of the drug class thyroid drugs. Synthroid is used to treat the following conditions: Hashimoto's disease, Hypothyroidi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Leg rash progressing: Rash on leg progressing. Not knowing if there is diabetes (or other conditions), exposure to toxins, insect bites, and now large bumps. Are there open... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Pregnant? : UNLIKELY "Can you get pregnant if you touch panty with your own discharge? He didn't ejaculate in hand." Stranger things have happened . . . rarely.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Searching for a doc: There are three ways of knowing: We know what we know, we know what we don't know, and we don't know what we don't know. Often folks seek out the 'bes... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Serosanguinous fluid: Serosanguinous fluid: contains/relates to both blood and the liquid part of blood (serum). To better understand Serosanguinous drainage, it helps to k... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Heel pain: Often a diagnosis of 'heel spur' is given, when the pain from a bone spur isn't painful, it's the tendons/ligaments/entheses attached. Before jumping ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Acute Pain: Acute pain may come on suddenly and caused by something specific. The quality of pain is sharp. Acute pain usually does not last longer than six month... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Sweats: Night sweats may correspond with alcohol consumption, electrolyte imbalance, and many other anomalies including but not limited to conditions beyond t... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Toenail Removal: Toenail fungus (confirmed by culture) is a persistent condition. There are several treatments including but limited to topical and oral medication, pe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Patella: "Doc told me I have Patella Alta." Patella alta is a rare condition affecting mobility and leg strength. Characterized by an unusually small knee cap ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Knee pain stairs: When we experience knee pain when climbing or descending stairs, it is possible that the cartilage is damaged. Regarding going downstairs, the kneecap... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Pain isn't normal: Rolled in or out? If rolled in there are several structures that could be involved: Ligaments where the fibula (outside bone) attaches to foot, and te... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Foot pins/needles: Folks with nerve entrapment at the spine can have symptoms along the lines described. So can sitting for a spell. See your doc-
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Needles and pins: This can be a host of things. Ruling out a systemic condition like diabetes, cardiac, or other anomaly would be the road I'd be on. Consult with an In... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Posterior Tibialis : Without seeing an MRI, or doing a history and physical exam, this is difficult to answer. Occasionally immobilization can be a remedy. However, depend... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Piriformis Syndrome?: Trigger point injections by your doc after definitive dx of piriformis syndrome can help. The chief symptom associated with piriformis syndrome is sc... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Weirdfeelingfoot?: "…weird feeling on one foot [etc], 2 toes feel stuck together." Okay, can you define 'weird' a little more? And the feeling of 'toes stuck together'—A... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Cortisol: The pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH, regulates cortisol production by adrenals. If ACTH is low, this causes low cortiso... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
After taking spill: After taking spill as described, not knowing your history, after three weeks it would be wise to have this checked out. See your doc-
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Toe Pus/swelling: Pus signals an infectious process, often accompanied by edema (swelling). The process can progress to cellulitis of leg possibly the circulatory syste... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Ankle Injury: If this has been present longer than you believe it would be wise to consult your doc, have a general history and physical, and the appropriate tests ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Alcohol effects: Alcohol has a tendency to irritate the gut. Some juices can have a similar effect.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Muscle atrophy: Laying in bed, sleeping raises questions about general health. Often prolonged immobility can tighten muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout - Oft... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Purple toes: Many conditions (some age/lifestyle related) include: Raynaud's disease, peripheral arterial disease, frostbite bruising, footwear. Skin Color change ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Not likely: Check with your doc to evaluate your venous structures, and examine you. Doc may want to perform an ultrasound. You didn't mention any changes in your... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Thyroid: The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism. Hypothyroidism: Sympto... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Alkaline water: Our kidneys help control acid-base balance via the excretion of hydrogen ions and generating bicarbonate that helps maintain blood plasma pH within a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Meralgia Paresthetic: MP is characterized by numbness, tingling and burning pain in the outer thigh. The condition is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Chapped skin of Foot: Chapped skin on the feet and toes may signal a circulatory anomaly, but more often in in diabetics. Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, exposure to tox... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Richard Mallia
Dec 18, 2018
A very competent and talented physician with valuable knowledge.
HealthTap member
Thank you very much that's what I've been doing but everyone seems confused. It's becoming very depressing so I did over some my test I guess I'll wait and see what they come up with this time.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! wish i could do that but the fungus is in my feet too, gotta see a foot doctor soon
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) recent mri showed this from my 8month old ankle injury .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine,
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

School of Medicine of Saltillo, Coahuila Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, United States
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, School of Medicine of Saltillo Coah. Mexico
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

Awards

Microsurgery certificate, University of Miami School of Medicine Dept Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations

American Academy of Pain Management
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