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How can I treat foot laceration?

How can I treat foot laceration?

Depends.: It all depends on the extent of the laceration. Longer, deeper or ragged lacerations will probably need medical treatment. Smaller ones might be handled at home. ...Read more

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Foot Laceration (Definition)

A laceration is simply a cut, usually of sufficient depth to need ...Read more


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How can I treat finger laceration?

How can I treat finger 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 more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

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 more

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How can you treat my sprained foot?

How can you treat my sprained foot?

Follow RICE: Follow the rice protocol rest - ice - compression -elevate consider seeing a foot and ankle specialist to make sure all you did was sprain it and did not do something more serious. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sprained pinky?

How can I treat a sprained pinky?

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 more

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How can I treat a sprained finger?

How can I treat a sprained finger?

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

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How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

See below: Initially, rest, ice, compression/immobilization. If severe or persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained ankle?

How can you treat my sprained ankle?

PRICE but see the Dr: Protection - immobilize rest ice compression elevation see the podiatrist for a complete examination. If you self treat and it's a severe sprain, the soft tissue injury can potentially create more problems if unchecked. ...Read more

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How can I treat brachymetatarsia?

How can I treat brachymetatarsia?

Not Easy: Treatment for this would require surgery to lengthen the bones. It also depends on how many bones you are discussing. ...Read more

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How can I treat a foot fetish?

How can I treat a foot fetish?

See a doctor: You need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation and treatment of a fetish. ...Read more

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How can I treat policeman heel?

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How can I treat policeman heel?

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 more

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How can you treat a foot pain?

How can you treat a foot pain?

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist will examine the foot, take x rays if necessary, and treat your foot pain. ...Read more

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How can you treat crushed foot injury?

How can you treat crushed foot injury?

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

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How can I treat my puncture wound?

How can I treat my puncture wound?

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 more

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How can I treat my toenail?

What's the matter?: What's the matter with your toenail? Is it loose, broken, ingrown, pus, drainage? In any case, you might be best served to see a physician for a referral to a podiatrist to definitively care for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

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

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How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

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 more

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How can I treat foot tendonitis pain?

See below: Rest, anti-inflammatory medication, taping, ice/heat as well as more supportive shoes/inserts. If persist, get medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

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 more

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How can I treat broken big toe?

How can I treat broken big toe?

A lot depends...: On where the break is at. If it is not into a joint, there should be some degree of worry about displacement as well. Rest, ice, compression, elevation and splinting will help. See a podiatrist for an x-ray and make sure it doesn't get worse. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot laceration?

Depends.: It all depends on the extent of the laceration. Longer, deeper or ragged lacerations will probably need medical treatment. Smaller ones might be handled at home. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat my infected foot laceration?

Is there a safe way treat my infected foot laceration?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: foot laceration?

What is the definition or description of: foot laceration?

See below: A laceration is simply a cut, usually of sufficient depth to need sutures to close it. ...Read more

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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

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 more

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Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

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

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Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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 more

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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?

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?

Recheck: Sutures may have loosened or broken open- have the foot reexamined by the physician who sutured the wound.Apply a sterile pressure dressing over the wound and have it rechecked asap. ...Read more

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Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

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

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Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

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

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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?

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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?

Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move your toes or not. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Once well healed: I would follow up with your doctor, it would certainly need to be well healed before you do much. It is also important to keep it clean and dry to decrease the likelihood of any infection issues. ...Read more

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What can cause bad laceration on bottom of foot and how long to recovery?

What can cause bad laceration on bottom of foot and how long to recovery?

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 more

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Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

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 more

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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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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 more

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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more

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Is flat foot treatable?

Is flat foot treatable?

Yes: The symptoms of flatfoot are usually amenable to supportive shoes and arch supports (which may include custom made foot supports). More advanced bracing or surgery might help the most severe cases. ...Read more

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Will a toe laceration stop me from going on my vacation?

Will a toe laceration stop me from going on my vacation?

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 more

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