I had a 10,000 lbs forklift run over my foot 31 years ago that compressed pretty much every bone in my foot (it ran up my foot covering all my toes across the top of my arch to the outside of my ankle where it slid off). The doctors said I bruised all the bones and muscles. No bones were broken though.
I wore a wire cast for 2 weeks and used a cane for 3 months. It was over 6 months before I could walk without limp and I could not stand/walk for long periods of time.
Since then I have never been able to run very far before my foot started hurting and it has gotten worse as time went on until about 12 years ago if I ran for 50 feet I would be limping for pretty much the rest of the day so I made sure I stopped running for anything.
About 10 years ago my foot started hurting just from walking/standing for short periods of time. The pain went away after a short time sitting/lying down. About 7-8 years ago the pain started not going away. About 5 years ago I broke down and started using a cane and now pain is a constant companion. Right now it varies between about 4-6 on a 10 scale (sometimes 7 if I walk a lot) so I take lots of aspirin.
In the last year or so my knee has started aching.
My question is my knee going to keep getting worse and how bad?
Is there any literature on the net regarding this? I have tried searching the web about it but I keep finding injury lawyers or knee injuries alone.
Any help would be appreciated.