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Thanks for this question
I agree with this plan for now
There is a chance it might heal on its own
I would give it about 2 weeks and see what happens
I am an orthopedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
I would like to tell you that the most important measure to help heal the avascular necrosis is avoiding weight bearing on the affected toe.
Two weeks is too short a time for this to heal.It would take at least 6 weeks of rest.
If you keep bearing weight on it the avascular necrosis can progress.
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
This can be due to straps of the boot being tied tight.
Otherwise you shouldn't get increased swelling with the boot on compared to wearing shoes.
That would be surgical intervention to replace the necrosed bone
This depends a lot on the the exact nature of the problem, where it is affected, skill of the surgeon, etc.
A lot of variables there