So I managed to break my fibula/tibia at the end near my ankle. I managed to do it, while, of all things, dancing. I was just doing my normal thing, doing a turn, I think I hopped just a little bit, heard a SNAP, then I was on the ground immediately. I heard someone freak out (I felt no pain or pressure/torque on my leg at all) and I expected to see bone shooting through my skin or something. Nope, when I looked down, my foot was twisted 90 degrees from the normal, straight position. My ankle was also bothering me a slight amount, just a little discomfort, for about a week before hand. I've been told by people who witnessed what happened along with paramedics and doctors that I have an unusually high pain tolerance because I never shed a tear or screamed or lost my sense of humor. (There were people that freaked out a lot worse than I did, but I think my joke making at the absurdity of the situation calmed them down a bit) I think I might have had a small fracture in my ankle and I didn't know it, making the final break that much easier. So now I'm stuck on crutches for about 6 weeks until I get a hard cast, then I don't know how much longer before I can walk normally again. They told me I should have most of the use of my joint back (with the plate and screws I have in my lower leg), but that I'll most likely develop arthritis in that joint. Anyone else go through something similar? How long did it take to recover? Can you still do the same things you used to do? I'd like to be able to dance again. :-) On another note, I think I'll take working out more seriously, so that I can strengthen my bones to prevent this or some other break from happening again.