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Foot Swelling following Fibula Fracture

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I broke my fibula on June 9, 2004.
I am now 11 weeks following the break.
The bone is healing slowly.
I am now wearing a Bio Skin brace.My concern is that my foot (toes and ankle) swell a lot – at least twice the size of the other foot.
At night, I elevate the foot and the swelling reduces but it has yet to be the same as the other foot.
Is this normal?

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  1. My foot still swells after 6 weeks of cast from the fractured fibula (2 broken pieces), a month later after cast was removed, whenever I am up and running, or sitting for a long period with foot evelated but it still swells and it gets worse. At nights, I put up foot and the swelling goes down… But every time I am on my feet most of the day, it swells again… is it normal and how long does it take for the swelling to go away? The bones healed nicely. Is that the tendon that swells and I may have torn it up bad? What should I do?

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