How long is bruising/swelling supposed to last?

I broke my fifth metatarsal bone (non-Jones) two weeks ago. The doctor put me in a hard boot and said to come back in five weeks. Although I am now able to put some weight on my foot, it is still quite bruised (all the way down the top of the foot and around the side) and swollen (including my toes). The skin is tight and hot to the touch.

Is this normal? I have been unable to find any estimates on the length of time for bruising/swelling dissipation.

Thank you for any information on healing times you might have.

Posted By Tajour on December 07, 2003 at 19:32:15:

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