Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
A tightly applied splint
or cast after a fracture
usually causes swelling in the part distal to the fracture. This is due to the obstruction of the venous blood
flow. The swelling will become more if the limb is allowed to hang downwards due to the effect of gravity, often called as dependent edema.
A certain amount of tingling
will present in an injured extremity and is considered as PHYSIOLOGICAL (normal). It will resolve spontaneously with few days.
The swelling will also take some time to settle down. The foot has to be kept in elevation most of the times. Cold compressions should be applied for atleast 15 minutes once in 2-3 hours.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day