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Dr. Richard Greenwald

Podiatry
Boca Raton, FL
44 years experience male

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Podiatry

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

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152 Answers
216 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Nail Pitting: Nail pitting is caused by defective development of the layers of the superficial nail plate. It can be idiopathic, there may be onycholysis (painless ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Infectious Disease: There is a specialty in medicine called Infectious Disease.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Cosmeceutical?: The term "cosmeceutical" has (to the best of my knowledge and a few phone calls) no meaning. In the US, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
HLA-B27: HLA-B27 is associated with autoimmune and immune-mediated disorders: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), causes inflammation of bones at spine, & other l... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Knee cyst: Properly placed screws to align structures most often are not painful. Knee cysts, popliteal, meniscal, Baker's cysts form from tears in the cartilage... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Methocarbamol: It may not show up as a benzodiazepine, but may very well show up as a close relative to Carisoprodol (Soma). This is a controlled substance, and may ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Foot-pain & chills: "Woke up with intense pain in arch of foot plus chills/mild fever. Symptoms disappeared 12 hours later. Could this be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis?"... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Foot fracture: The hallmarks of a broken bone are swelling, pain, bruising, weight bearing issues. Is there numbness and tingling. Other injuries that can cause simi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
HPV: Highly Unlikely, HPV is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact. You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has t... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Lame leg back pain: Back and leg pain can occur independently. Does the pain in back occur simultaneously with 'lame' leg? Was there trauma? Are there any other condition... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Leg Edema: "Fluid on my legs?" An accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces (tissue fluid) bathes and surrounds the cells along muscles/tendons/vessels. A... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Finance and Govt.: "What knowledge do social workers have of the government and finances?" Social workers, used car salesmen, carpenters, doctors, dentists, etc., bring... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Physical 50 yo M: The doctor will take a detailed history, family hx/allergies/social hx/surgeries/personal hx review systems Look in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat.... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Regulatory Boards: US states have regulatory boards for medicine, osteopathic, dentistry, chiropractic, podiatric med, etc. Rules/regulations/scopes practice are state s... Read More
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A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Jalyn: Generic Name: dutasteride and tamsulosin.Jalyn should never be handled or taken by a woman, child, or teen. Dutasteride can be absorbed through the s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Muscle pain: Muscle pain with activities: Improper warm up is one of the most common causes of muscle strains. The fibers in muscles are able to do their job based... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Toenail line: Could be among many conditions: racial variations, trauma, deformity in your foot that causes friction with your shoes, nail infection, lichen planus ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Line on nail: Black line underneath nail is called a splinter hemorrhage. It occurs for a variety of reasons and may be harmless or sign of a more serious condition... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Toe Fracture: X-Ray "says fracture deformity medial base of proximal phalanx…After seven weeks—" Generally fractures in their healing stages are reflected radiologi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ignore: Have your doc examine your feet—we're all different—check pulses, sensations, swelling, and more.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ignore: You''re feet can give the astute physician a good glimpse about your overall health.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Calf Pain 6 Wks.: Testing for Factor Five Leiden, MHTR (heterozygous and homozygous may provide valuable information. Consider prolonged sedentary behavior. Get "pain i... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Post trauma/ankle: Continued pain after an ankle injury "sprain" tear with normal range of motion (painless/absence of numbness and tingling), limitations in walking, fu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Driver's Tingle: Rule out systemic conditions: ie., diabetes, RA, anemias, etc. The possibility of being in the seated position for extended and prolonged time, and th... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
New Years Hydration: Try to keep down on the booze, if not, don't drive—if you are imbibing get a designated driver, eat something, before you go, and have a good time.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Bitten then draining: Bite might be infected if the area gets redder, swelling increases, and the irritation spreads to a larger area. Other signs of infection include a ce... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Driver's Tingle: Rule out systemic conditions: ie., diabetes, RA, anemias, etc. Consider the possibility of being in the seated position for extended and prolonged ti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Plica: Plica syndrome is a problem that occurs when a normal structure in the of knee becomes a source of pain due to injury or overuse. The diagnosis can so... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
ACL Surgery: Swelling, pain within the knee, locking within the knee, lack of motion, pivoting. ACL reconstruction surgery does not repair the damaged ligament, it... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Curly Toes: Often different activities will cause spasm of the muscles of the leg and foot going into the toes. "Is it normal?" Could be phrased "Is it normal for... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Crampy Toes: Rule out systemic conditions and local nerve compression/irritation. After a day's activity we can get muscle cramps because the blood is unable to pr... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Red dots on legs&up: It’s not likely that you panic when you have red dots on your legs on up. Red dots can be caused by allergies, insect bites, and certain skin conditi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Legs & L4L5 discs: Generally everything in our bodies are connected. Disc bulging will compress nerves from the region innervated, and cause lower extremity symptoms. Co... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Referral Podiatrist: Usually not. However—depending on your insurance plan (ie., HMO), you may need a referral for any specialty.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Jaundice yellow sole: Jaundice with iron deficiency, kidney and liver function results may be will be within normal limits if they're not functioning. Pancreatic issues, ET... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Post operative hip: After hip replacement, the surgeon will (if asked) what and what can not activities can be done. Often, many orthopedists work with physical therapist... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Bruise/wound: Rarely, however there are patients with genetic anomalies, ie: Factor V Leiden, MHTR, etc., who can be susceptible to developing clots or wounds often... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Need more info -: This can caused by many things. Does it wake you from sleep? Is it shooting, stabbing, or cramping pain? Sometimes the localized pains stems from area... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Nerves and Sore Toes: "Painful area between toes. Doc says it's from back. Why would be sore if coming from back." The nerves come out of your back between the vertebrae (s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
See a Doc: Not knowing anything about your history, medications, activities, meds, or almost anything at all. It would be wise to get in to see a doctor, have so... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Pain while sleeping: "Knee pain while sleeping…" If pain wakes from sleep it's likely wise to have it checked out by your doc-
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Severe leg pain: "Pain shooting down leg." Sometimes the nerves stem from arthritis, the hip, spine/discs where nerves exit between vertebrae and extend into leg and f... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Hot Feet: Spinal stenosis puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves in the spine. The nerves that exit, run down the legs into your feet. Among symptoms, ... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Subdural Bleed: Subdural hematoma (SDH) is a buildup of blood on the surface of the brain. Blood builds up between the protective layers that surround your brain. The... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ankle cuts: Small cuts on skin below ankle without further info as to the depth, swelling, redness, drainage is missing. Generally superficial cuts (scratches) on... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Footbath Folly: Bleeding, footpaths, on steroids, and worried about HIV. OK. Seeing as how no one reading the post knows if you stopped bleeding (you didn't mention i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Leg lump: Leg lumps can be caused by any number of conditions, including infections, muscle herniation, vein issues, inflammation, tumors and trauma. Depending... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Boil: A boil is a skin infection that starts in an oil gland or hair follicle. Initially skin turns red in the, and a tender lump develops. After a few days... Read More
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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Leg pain diagnosis: You did not mention the diagnosis, or type of surgery. Is it a clot, a lesion, a ruptured tendon? Without clarification regarding treatment. Maybe it ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! wish i could do that but the fungus is in my feet too, gotta see a foot doctor soon
HealthTap member
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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