How long does it takes for the swelling to go down after metatarsal fracture?

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I had a stress fracture 4 weeks ago and was put on a cast. My foot was completely swelled but but after 1 week the swelling has gone down but not completely.  I was just wondering how long does it take for the swelling to completely go down? 

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    It can take months even once the fracture has healed. I broke my metatarsals five weeks ago and there's still some swelling and bruising, though nowhere near as much as when the injury first happened.

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     Depending on your age, health status and other physiological factors it may take 2 to 3 months for all the swelling to go down. 

     Follow your doctor‘s instructions to the letter and treat your foot like it was a piece of ham cut crystal. 

    And remember that any other trauma to your foot, no matter how insignificant will delay the healing time.

      Please keep us posted on your progress. 

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