Eight months ago I had an accident at work where a step-ladder I was on tipped over. I injured my left ankle and went to the doctor two days later. He said I probably tore a ligament and put me in a boot for four weeks. I continued having pain and have tingling in my ankle and foot and returned to the doctor a month ago. He refrered me to another doctor who ordered a bone scan. The bone scan shows I have a stress fracture. My doctor is sending me to therapy and keeps telling me that activity is good for this injury but I have severe pain and the tingling is getting worse. 13 years ago I broke the fibula in my left leg. Every doctor I've seen has said that healed well and wasn't an issue. I am just confused because when I broke my leg they told me to stay off of it. Why wouldn't they at least limit my activity for a stress facture? Wouldn't eight months be enough activity to decide that it wasn't working?