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How Can I Treat Foot Laceration
Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney , heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice and early motion: It is important to find out if the finger is sprained and not broken. The only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray. Once a fracture is ruled out, an early protected range of motion exercises can begin. Finger joints can get stuff quickly, so it is important to get them moving as soon as possible. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and/or an occupational therapist for treatment. ...Read more
Orthotics: These help anyone standing/walking long term a during work by restoring proper joint alignment and reducing the stress and workload of tendons which support the foot. Custom inserts are usually best for this line of work. Injections and other methods are extremely helpful in acute pain flares. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a physician: If you crushed your foot you should see a podiatrist. Aside from broken bones of primary concern would be the formation of a compartment syndrome where the muscles swell in a confined facial compartment cutting off circulation to the foot and damaging nerves. This can be limb threatening. ...Read more
Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more
Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You cant: A doctor needs to do that! foot infections can be very serious. The bones can become involved and lead to serious consequences. See your doctor or go to an urgent care / er to determine the extent if your infection and place you on the correct treatment. Do not delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, active hemorrhage, retained foreign body in the wound, unknown tetanus vaccine status are all factors that put you at high risk for potentially life threatening complications. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Regular: Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect. If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?
Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of when their last tetanus shot was. Se this as a motivator to find out if you are due. ...Read more
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more
Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?
Stung by jellyfish in hawaii. Cut foot on rock while swimming. Rash appearedd on face. Several barnacle growths many lesions, black specks, stinging and itchy sensations whole body and scalp?
Rash: Very investing story. Show to your Dr. as many issues. I have never seen barnacles on a human. Let us know what it is. ...Read more
Cut foot on tap went to hospital said all fine and gave me a tetanus jab its now 2 weeks later I have a lump in throat and saw throat but no spasms?
Laceration on the bottom of my foot. 1cm deep 14 stitches long. Will get stitches out in 12 days. When can I resume normal activity?
Lacerations: Traumatic lacerations on the bottom of the foot from sharp objects can cause pain, swelling and sometimes infection and even fracture if deep enough. It is important to seek medical treatment from a professional if any of these apply to you. In a healthy individual with no other medical problems, superficial lacerations can heal within 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without an exam but unless you have suffered a major trauma to you leg i think problems with ankle extension would be unlikely. You would need a severe, deep laceration thru all of the anterior compartment musculature to affect function significantly after healing. If you have such a wound you should definitely be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 weeks ago, i took cipro (ciprofloxacin) (750mg 2x/day) for a uti. After 2 days, i felt pain and numbness in my hands, feet and face. The UTI was gone by day 2, but the pain gets worse daily. Is this treatable?
Probably Not: If the laceration has been evaluated and your physician has does not see any cause for concern the you will probably be able to go on vacation. That being said, you should discuss with the doctor the details on where and what plans you have so that he/she can make more tailored recommendations on activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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