Yes. Swelling is normal.
Thanks for posting your query.
The increase in the swelling and stiffness
after walking for a while is normal. No need to use the crutches. Aircast is fine for walking short distances.
To reduce the swelling you can keep the foot elevated on two pillows while resting. Continue doing hot fomentation and apply a local analgesic
gel on the area to reduce the stiffness.
I hope this answers your query.
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