Such kind of fractures
(where the are no fragments or pieces of bone detached from the main bone) is not applicable to surgical treatment
In general, minimal fractures (when the bone is fractured but it stays in place altogether and there are not fragments of bone detaching from the main bone) heal by themselves, with time.
Therefore, the suggested treatment is to rest and take care of the injured foot, alongside with all the recommendations given by your doctor.
I understand that you have to work, but you should consider taking some time off in order to not put so much pressure on the injured foot.
The idea is to limit excessive movement and not to confine you to bed, so you can walk or do your everyday duties, but without too much effort.
This means that your active nurse job and duties need to be alleviated a little bit or limited, in order to meet to your condition and to give the injury
an opportunity to heal faster.
In your case, in order to alleviate the swelling and pain, try to apply onion and black salt (raw sea salt) to the affected area for 1-2 nights (before sleep and until morning) as this will make the swelling go away and will decrease the associated pain.
This can be done very easily: grind the onion, mix with raw sea salt, and wrap the ankle with a bandage in order for the mixture to surround and to have close contact with the swollen area.
Take care not to make the bandage too tight as it might compromise blood and lymph
I think you will be OK, with some rest, applying of onion-salt mixture and following your doctor's advice.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Ervin Toçi, General & Family Physician