A couple weeks ago (October 10), I violently twisted my right ankle, thus breaking the base of my fifth metatarsal. After seeing a few doctors at the ER, I was given a black vel-cro walking boot and crutches, and was told I could essentially let pain be my guide (do anything unless it causes pain). A few days ago, I noticed that I could walk short distances while wearing my walking boot (without crutches) without any pain. Lately, the only pain I have been experiencing is when there is increased blood flow to the area (such as when I first get out of bed in the morning). The swelling has gone down quite a bit, and the bruises around the base of my foot and by my toes are also going away slowly. I also have a pain when I gently touch any part of my foot near the break, as well as a little in a tendon in my ankle when my foot is limp.
I'm 21 years old, have a checkup appointment with the doctor in two weeks, and otherwise in good health.
I know this is a lot of information---I'm just wondering if I'm doing the right things and that the occasional aches I'm experiencing are normal. While walking in the boot, I have no pain, and I'm assuming, since it's called a walking boot, that it's okay to continue to do so in short distances.
Thanks so much for your help!