How long should I wait for my foot to heal?

Earlier in the week i broke a scab on my heel and it itched, it got bad and then started to scab up again and stopped hurting. their is still slight swelling even though ive had it propped up a lot on my bed and havent say in any chairs. how much longer do i have to elevate my feet to get the swelling to go down? i can move fine, the foot seems back to normal but around the area their is very slight swelling. its already been two days of constantly being in bed. i just wanted to know when i can sit in a chair..

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without examining your foot it is very difficult for me to answer this question. What I advise is either integrating warm soaks in Epsom salt or a warm compress to help with the swelling and infection if one is present.

    You should not need to be bed bound for something like a scab that’s inflamed. If you are concerned that a bigger issue may be present then I would recommend seeing a Doctor who can evaluate you in person.

    Good luck!

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