On 9/13/02, I suffered a Jones fracture. After 6 weeks in a non-weight bearing cast, I returned to the doctor for another X-ray. He put a cast back on and put me on an ultrasound bone stimulator and has me returning next week (that will be 3 weeks on the bone stimulator). My question is: When I'm sitting or standing (with crutches), my foot gets extremely swollen. Once I lay down and put my foot up, the swelling goes away within 15 minutes. Is it normal to have this swelling nearly 8 weeks after the fracture, and does this swelling mean that the bone is not healing?
Thanks for your help!