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Dr. Charles Southerland

Podiatry
Saint George, GA
39 years experience male

Locations

Barry University Foot & Ankle Institutes of Hialeah, Florida

Hialeah, FL

Address

777 East 25th Street, Hialeah, FL
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

3056949616

About

Bio

Professor of Podiatric Orthopedics & Biomechanics x 25 yrs. Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Podiatric Surgical Residency Director x 14 years. Intl. Fellowships in Ilizarov, AO, Podopediatrics. Director, Yucatan Crippled Children's Project. Florida State appointed Expert Medical Advisor

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Podiatry

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lots of things: I'm afraid this history is too non-specific to come up with a reliable diagnosis. There are many things that can cause ongoing pain, non-healed fract... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Refuse: In order to fuse the great toe in the first place, the articular surfaces must be sacrificed. Therefore, the only alternative ot a painful pseudoarth... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
A wet, soggy foot: The term "trench" foot grew out of world war i, when troops who lived in wet trenches 24/7 would develop problems with wet, soggy feet, which never ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Diabetes: Diazoxide or "proglycem" is an oral hypoglycemic, which is particularly helpful in patients who suffer from hyperinsulinemia, or those who are not res... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Should follow up: While foot & leg swelling may be normal in some people with aging, ankle swelling (edema) should always be checked out by a physician. Aside from hyp... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Transient Vertigo: Is not uncommon when starting up with an aggressive aerobic exercise regimen. If you were riding your bicycle hard enough to develop sore ankles, th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
A Broken Heart: Actually, there are many possible injuries one could encounter in basketball. Anything from a concussion to a badly broken ankle. By far and away th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
7-10 days: Hand-foot & mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral illness, most often affecting children, but may also affect adults. Most pnts. Recover in 7-10 days. The... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Crutches-Moderation: Moderation in all things is good advice. Crutches may be valuable adjuncts in permitting an injured limb to be delivered from weight bearing during h... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Most likely vascular: A "blue" color results from any one of several entities, virtually all of them are vascular. One very common cause is the "all american disease" - ra... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends on location: "torn" ligaments usually mean strained ligaments. A genuinely torn ligament, such as ones on the lateral ankle, might require surgery, however, most... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends on the dance: Chances are, you will not be successful in classical ballet, wherein the pointe position requires an intact foot structure. There are a number of folk... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Need more info: There are many reasons for sore legs. Understanding the cause is dependant on knowing the exact location, duration of symptoms, quality of pain, what... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Stretch: Have a towel handy at bedside. When your foot or hamstring cramps, wrap the towel around your foot and pull upward on the ends. The cramps will "bre... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Let it peel : On its own time. Do not try to peel it off too soon. Peeling often happens as a result of a 1st degree burn, like a sunburn. If during burn recov... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Lots of things: cause orange nails. Excessive amount of carotenes (from eating lots of carrots), fungal nail infections, microtrauma, hepatitis ... just to name some... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Tape or Splint?: Taping is ok. It requires daily reapplication and leaves a sticky residue on the taped digit(s). There are a number of commercially available splint... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Could be # of things: Hyperkeratosis or simply excessive skin cells in the outer layer of the epidermis is most likely. This may occur for many reasons, including fungal i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Circulation: "pulsation" is most often caused by heightened sensitivity to the systolic pulsewave from your heartbeat. This may be due to an increase in interstit... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Muscle recovery: Muscles work best if they are challanged enough to break down a bit (catabolism), then given time to recover in keeping with environmental demands (an... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Most Likely Nerves: There are a number of causes or "etiologies" for distributed pain. Most are related to neurologic dysfunction or nerve problems. This could be cente... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Autoimmune Diseases: Diabetes is the most common cause of sensory changes in hands/feet. However, more often as not, diabetes starts out with burning pain, leading to num... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Where are Cysts?: Minor cystic changes could be either soft tissue or osseous (bony). If they are osseous, it really does not mean much. Most of us have some "minor" ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Where on your foot?: There are over 126 ligaments in the foot. Any one of these may be "strained" and could cause pain individually or as a collective. The most common ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Concerned yes: But probably not worried. The type of redness you describe is most often caused by a vascular disorder, commonly brought on by venous valvular insuff... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends on which toe: There are many reasons for crooked toes. Perhaps the most common is "hammertoe". Hammertoes may be rigid or flexible. Each toe has its own way of h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Diet & Exercise: Sometimes, the oldest remedies work best. There is no way to burn off fat more efficiently than with a balanced, progressive exercise program and foc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Are U a new runner?: Very common to experience pains or "side stitches" over the liver when a person first takes up an exercise which has not been properly graduated in to... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Rest may not be enuf: From your history, it sounds like you are developing an lateral ankle instability. While rice (rest compress ice and elevation) will help relieve the... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Joint Sublimation: Actually, the cracking noise is caused by sublimation, or transition between fluid and gas states that occurs as the synovial fluid becomes less visco... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Very Likely: If your spinal injury was between the leveis of l3-s-2, particularly l-4, l-5, and s-1, then your toes may very well be percieved as painful. In fact... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sp... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Outgrowth: Anticipate having to replace the prosthesis in a child at least annually up to the age of about 12-14 in girls, 14-16 in boys. The younger the child,... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Measure the prosthes: Unfortunately, there is no enforced standard for shoe sizing among manufacturers. The most consistent sizing convention is based on a "brannock devic... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
A Custom Prosthetic: Due to unique body parameters of overweight individuals, a person who is very heavy should only be fitted with a prosthesis, which is custom fit to th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Possible but painful: Depending on your limb length difference, you may want to put up with the difference, using shoe modifications. If the difference is over 4 cms., the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Depends on the age: Virtually all forms of genuine clubfoot can be reduced by serial casting in children under the age of about 4 years. Some even up to 7 years. Howeve... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Probably, yes.: There can be an association between increased estrogen levels caused by oral contraceptives and a sense of foot pain. More often it is described as "... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Sure: There are several diseases which may result in low back pain and ankle swelling, seronegatives such as ankylosing spondylitis, reiters disease and pso... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Hip Derotation: As we develop, soft tissue changes, referred to as "version" are imposedo on the leg, as well as bony changes referred to as "torsion". Usually, into... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 39 years experience
Some soreness is OK: The body responds to environmental demands by strengthening, but only if it is challanged. A good workout should result in some soreness (within rea... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Southerland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Southerland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much. Very helpful answer. Looking at possibilities so I can mention to my doctor just in case he doesn't consider something.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Have received negative results when tested for diabetes and nerve conductivity test that did not id problems??
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much, I will spend a lot more time warming up and stretching. Thanks again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

California College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Southeastern Medical Center

Awards

Recipient APMA National Meritorious Service Award
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Affiliations

FACFAS
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ABDA
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