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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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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
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Clean the wound with soap and water
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Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
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Update your tetanus vaccination
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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Know your tetanus status
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Know what punctured you
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Ask your doctor if you need an antibiotic
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Have the wound properly assessed by a doctor
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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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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the object
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Stop the bleeding
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Clean the wound
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Apply a bandage
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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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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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