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.
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating the lower extremities of the body, such as the foot, ankle, or leg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOFLLEX strives to make your experience as easy as possible, meaning we are in-network with numerous insurance providers. Contact us today, and we can let you know if we accept yours.
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Contact SOFLLEX today, and our friendly and helpful team in Palm Beach Gardens can assist with any question or concern you have.