This leaflet explains the ongoing management of your injury. You have sustained a fracture to your fibula (outside ankle bone) this is classified as a stable Weber A type fracture. Please see the picture below to understand where this injury is.
This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to unite (heal) although pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3 to 6 months. You may walk on the foot as comfort allows although you will find it easier to walk with crutches in the early stages. The swelling is often worse at the end of the day and elevating it will help. The boot you have been given is for your comfort only and is not needed to aid fracture healing.