Heel sweeling

Heel swelling from last 4 months.Orthopedic doctors diagnosed it with fat pad injury.I want to know is it a serious problem and what time it takes to heal completely.
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Hello........ Rest and avoid aggravating activities. Apply Ice or cold therapy to reduce pain and inflammation. Ice can be applied for 10 minutes every hour initially reducing as symptoms improve. Do not apply ice or cold packs directly to the skin as it may cause ice burns but wrap in a wet tea towel...
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