... I can as recommended by my doctor up to a half a mile daily. The surgery required a plate, some wire and screws. My x-rays appear to be okay and the bones are properly repaired and healed for full weight bearing at this time. I tried support hose but that just seems to make it worse.. Elevating the leg doesn't help either. Each morning when I get out of bed my foot turns bright red as soon as I step on it for a half hour and there is much pain and throbbing. I also have a tingling in the 3 small toes of the same foot. Can there be another medical reason? I am a 65 year old man, borderline for type 2 diabetes