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When I was walking around my parents ranch I stepped on a nail the wound is in the side of my foot please tell me how I can get it to stop hurting.?

When I was walking around my parents ranch I stepped  on a nail the wound is in the side of my foot please tell me how I can get it to stop hurting.?

Time: It will stop hurting as it heals. In the meantime be sure your tetanus is up to date (within the last 10 years) and keep the wound clean. Watch for signs of infection- redness, swelling or drainage and take Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours for pain. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Dirty nail puncture wound seemed to heal well with antibiotics. now, 4months later, it is painful to walk, especially when i am flexing my foot. why?

Dirty nail puncture wound seemed to heal well with antibiotics. now, 4months later, it is painful to walk, especially when i am flexing my foot. why?

You need to see: A foot doc to have xrays and I would not wait. Hopefully, your issue is unrelated to the initial injury and coincidental. Otherwise you have to make sure nothing is "brewing" from that initial injury. ...Read more

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Pain in the outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now while that hurts my whole left foot will get tingly. ?

Pain in the outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now while that hurts my whole left foot will get tingly. ?

Peripheral neuropath: Possibilities are several. Commonly peripheral neuropathy. If there is swelling of the lower extremity you may also want to rule out blot clot (DVT). OTHERWISE just a good physical examination by a qualified physician can pin point the causes. ...Read more

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I stepped on the handles of a bosu ball while hopping on and off the sides. My left foot now hurts when I walk on it. How to relieve pain/ what is it?

I stepped on the handles of a bosu ball while hopping on and off the sides. My left foot now hurts when I walk on it. How to relieve pain/ what is it?

Contusion: This could be a contusion, a foot strain, or a stress fracture. I would rest the foot as much as possible for a few days, wear a good supportive stiff soled shoe when walking, ice the painful area from time to time, and take an anti-inflammatory. If pain does not resolve after a few days, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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24f, my left foot is throbbing just sitting there and hurts on my right side when I move my foot/toes get a shooting pain up to my leg an can't walk.?

24f, my left foot is throbbing just sitting there and hurts on my right side when I move my foot/toes get a shooting pain up to my leg an can't walk.?

I would have it : Evaluated as there are many possibilities from a neuropathy as you mention shooting pain, a tendonitis as it travels. The fact it is throbbing generally connotates some degree of swelling. The fact, you can't walk implies pain is severe. See your foot doc or orthopod. ...Read more

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I stepped on a nail like 2 weeks ago and now my foot hurts right where I stepped on.the.nail at it looks like there's a small blackdot is this normal?

I stepped on a nail like 2 weeks ago and now my foot hurts  right where I stepped on.the.nail at it looks like there's a small blackdot is this normal?

Nail: Any time there is a puncture wound - especially with a nail - you should seek medical care to ensure there is no infection. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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