I agree with Trudy.
When I broke mine, they just sent me home. My foot was incredibly swollen and distorted, and yes, quite purple for a while.
The ER doc told me athletes are prone to these types of break (the one I had), and he's seen patients just get up and walking or even running within 2 weeks, but (the caveat) "everyone's different."
It's extremely painful, to be sure. You really will "know" when things start to feel better. (When your foot fits inside your shoe again, is a big plus!)
Post Edited (Merrida) : 10/25/2013 1:44:46 PM (GMT-6)