why is the pain from a dressing my doctor put on my shin getting severe and moving into my bone up from the wound? i had a severe crush injury to my left foot and shin.i have a laceration that needs a skin graft on my shin.the stitches have been out for w
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Podiatry 42 years experience
You : You could be having a reaction to whatever was put on the wound yesterday, but the first thing i would be concerned about is it becoming infected. Infection would cause swelling, and in the presence of a compression dressing, this would certainly increase your pain on top of the usual pain from an infection.
If your doctor has office hours today, i would recommend you go there and wait, because he really must see you today. If he has no hours, call his office and let them know you're going to the er, preferably at the same hospital he or she is doing surgery today, so he or she can pop down to the er between cases and have a look.
Good luck. Hope this helped.
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Podiatry 14 years experience
Go to ER: Following any crushing injury patients are at higher risk for compartment syndrome due to swelling. If your dressing is suddenly feeling tight and your pain is unresolved with loosening of it-go to the er immediately.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
ASAP evaluation: Severe pain following a sever crush injury may result in what is called a compartment syndrome. Have it evaluated asap and avoid possible limb threatening complications.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2017
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