I broke my fibula about 4+ weeks ago. No surgery needed. they only put in into a half cast wrapped with ace bandage. My ankle is sprained as well. Apparently my fibula was broken more towards the middle so it was a rather stable break.
About 2 1/2 weeks ago I moved to a walking boot but I am not walking. its just much more convenient and has straightened my foot back out. When I first had my accident (fell in kitchen), the foot was badly swollen and twisted sideways. Ever since I got the walking boot/cast on, it has straightened back out and is MUCH less painful. The majority of the pain I currently have is mainly due to my ankle, not my broken bone. I can stand on it and walk if I'm very gentle but I don't want to damage anything so I'm sticking with a walker for now.
My dr said that it generally takes 6 weeks to recover to the point where you don't need a cast. However how long does one need to recover after that before they can start riding a bike again? I really don't want to call the dr and make another appt and pay more money just to ask him how long it takes generally to recover after a broken fibula.
I'm a big big clyde if that throws a monkey wrench into the whole equation.
I'm just anxious to get back on the saddle. Sitting at home and rebuilding and fixing bikes can only go so far in my bike fix.