Re: Help Ankle Fracture Recovery
So right now you are in a boot and also on crutches? And something about six weeks?
I don't know if your doctor meant 6 weeks until you start putting weight on it or six weeks until you are done with crutches. Broken ankles vary greatly in severity, so I would call the doctor back and ask for clarification.
Non weight bearing: you walk with crutches and keep your foot up in the air.
Partial weight bearing: you walk with crutches, but your foot touches the ground. Part of your weight is on the bad foot, part on the crutches.
I would guess that you are supposed to be non-weight bearing for a while, then partial weight bearing in boot, then walk in the boot for a while, then you can start walking in a regular shoe. However, I have no idea what your particular timetable is.
For now, do keep your foot elevated as much as possible. And hang in there, foot injuries are no fun!