I have been fully weight bearing for the last 7 weeks. Physio has given me exercises, but says no need to see me again, as it is down to me to carry on. I can phone or see her, if I need to. I seem to be getting more stiffness during the last week or so than when I started weight bearing. I take pain killers when its necessary for me to go out and still have to rely on a stick outdoors. I know a TPF takes a long time to recover, but there are times I feel I am not achieving much. Does anyone else rely on pain killers. My ankle sometimes seems stiffer than my knee. Is this normal. I got on well with my PT, but she has never actually suffered TPF and I feel I need help from other sufferers!