Our expert says:
Healing time for fractures differ from person to person. Bedrest is usually the treatment of choice with of course painkillers, but she needs to become a bit more mobile after a while and I suggest you contact a physiotherapist who can advise you as to the passive exercise and movements that she can do while in bed.
It also depends on whether it is a stable fracture (one that did not require fixation with screws etc) or and unstable fracture. Stable fractures usually only require total bedrest for a few days, whereas unstable fractures require surgery and longer bedrest. Prolonged bedrest can cause quite a number of complications like DVT's, pulmonary thrombosis, constipation etc and foot and ankle exercises, high fiber intakes etc can help prevent this, but first find out how stable/unstable the fracture is and get a second opinion on treatment if you're not sure.
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