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Swollen Tissue in Healing Foot


I broke my 4th and 5th metatarsals on Aug. 4th.
Was in a cast and then used a post-op shoe. X-rays on Dec. 5 show bones healed. Tissue on the bottom of foot is still slightly swollen.
Doctor says it is fine and will go down eventually, but doesn’t know how long it will take.
What is your opinion? Thank you.


  1. What you are asking if impossible to give an exact answer. There are many variables which include, your age, weight, level of activity, health, shoes, climate.Sometimes wearing support hose can help with the swelling. Check with your doctor first though.The foot is the only part of the body that when something happens to it, we all expect to walk on it and have it heal anyway.