I broke my right ankle in 3 places in December 2007, and here it is a year later and I am still having problems. I had 2 surgeries on my ankle, one to reset the bones and had 13 screws and 2 plates, the second to remove all of the metal because I was having a reaction to the metal, I had 12 weeks of physical therapy (including aqua therapy). I still require the assistance of a cane, and I wear a brace when I need to go outside, because it provides wonderful support. I still don't have full feeling in my foot (still numb on one side) and I still take pain pills for the throbbing that I have @ night. I was wondering if anyone else had a hard time recovering from and ankle fracture?