According to this website it generally takes about 5 weeks for the swelling to significantly go down and six weeks before you can start resuming most of your usual activities. Note that its very important in the first couple of weeks, in particular, that you keep the foot elevated to waist level and iced. During the first 3 or 4 days the icing should be done at least 3 or 4 times a day.
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