stepped on nail
(san bernardino ca.)
ball below pinkie toe. very little blood, next morning pain came. it's been 3 weeks. swelling went down, but still there. pain on/off. walking depends on pain level, which can be incessant throbbing that part of foot. i believe i'm past the tetanus worry. question is this typical heal time, take pain killers and quit whining, or this a real reason to see a Dr.(antibiotics, xray, unaware)? Aready tried urgent care for 3 hours w my kid, got tired of waiting, went home and drank beer instead(gotta go to work, man). Thank you for no b/s answer, i cant afford it to get worse but hate waiting all day for Dr. to give me motrin, prescribe time, and chopping away at my year max cov.RESPONSE
I will keep this short.
Three weeks and still having problems is not normal and for that reason I would suggest you see a doctor. Make an appointment with someone like a podiatrist, dermatologist or perhaps an orthopedist as you don't want to waste your time with a doctor who is not familiar with puncture wounds.
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