2 weeks ago I landed wrong on my foot and not only sprained my ankle but I also have a small fracture on the inside of my left ankle and also a small fracture on the 1st metatarsal on the 2nd part. It sucks because the fracture is on opposite sides of my foot. The sprain is done with, but now it seems like the foot hurts more than it did the first week I did it. Also my foot still is swollen and it's hot, I'm guessing from the swelling, then sometimes it's really cold. I was just curious if that's normal. I have been on a big Velcro walking boot and crutches. And the last couple of days I have been walking on the boot a little bit, maybe it's been swollen and hurting more because I have been walking on it a little here and there. But when should I expect the swelling to go down and is it normal for it to be hot and swollen randomly? Any tips? It's greatly appreciated.View Thread
Yes I went to the Drs and they said 4-5 weeks to heal and until my follow appointment with X-rays I need to use the boot and crutches until then. They dr did say after a while I could start trying to put weight on it. I just get concerned with the swelling and how warm my foot is to the touch when it's swollen. I am elevating it while sitting, and icing it as well. Thanks for the advice.View Thread
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