Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are answers to some of the most common questions we hear from our patients. If you have a question not listed here or you’d like a more detailed explanation, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help.

What is a podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating the lower extremities of the body, such as the foot, ankle, or leg.
What kind of services do you offer?

SOFLLEX offers treatments for numerous types of lower extremity issues that range from self-recovery instructions to surgery. So, whether you are an athlete with an injury or someone with a condition such as a bunion or an ankle deformity, our doctors are here to provide the best treatment.

How do I know if I broke a bone?
Unless you have a severe fracture, it can be difficult to determine if a bone is broken without seeing a doctor. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. However, we recommend you see us so we can formulate a treatment plan.
What should I do if I sprained my ankle?

If you believe you’ve sprained your ankle, the best thing you can do is stay off your feet and apply ice for roughly 15 minutes at a time. It’s also important to keep it elevated in a tightly wrapped bandage. If it does not heal, surgery is a potential next step.

I noticed a growth on my skin. What should I do?
If you see anything abnormal that doesn’t go away, it’s best to visit us so we can take a sample to see if it’s cancerous.
How is minimally invasive surgery different than regular surgery?
With minimally invasive surgery, we create very small incisions and use other special techniques to limit the damage caused during a surgical procedure. This allows for a much faster recovery time and less pain.
Do I need surgery if I broke a bone?
Fractures will usually not require surgery. In most cases, you will only need a cast as the bones heal. Surgery is necessary when they become misaligned during the break. Each case is different, and we will advise you on which treatment is best for your situation.
How should I prepare before surgery?

If you have an upcoming surgical procedure, the doctor will discuss everything with you in detail, so there are no surprises before or after treatment. Please take a look at our Patient Education page for a list of pre- and post-op instructions and let us know if you have any additional questions.

How soon can I return to normal activities after surgery?
This will depend on multiple considerations, including the severity of your injury or condition and the type of surgery performed. Even your age can be a determining factor. Ultimately, the doctor will be able to give you an estimated timeline for recovery.
Do you accept my insurance
The SOFLLEX team is dedicated to providing high-quality and convenient care. This includes making the payment process as simple as possible. We are in-network with numerous insurance providers, so you can get the treatment you need at an affordable cost. Please contact our helpful staff, and we can tell you if we accept your current insurance plan.

Do You Have More Questions?

Contact SOFLLEX today, and our friendly and helpful team in Palm Beach Gardens can assist with any question or concern you have.

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