Country Living Series

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ouch

Make a note: bare feet and immovable objects do not mix.


My little toe is either broken or badly sprained as of last night. Fortunately my shoe tends to act like a cast and keeps it fairly immobile.

I'm walking, even if I'm limping a bit.

I suppose it beats a broken foot or ankle....

19 comments:

  1. If it is broken, tape the pinky toe with the next toe.
    It will help in the healing and feel better.

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  2. You should really be nicer to your primary means of transportation! I pray it heals up quickly without too much discomfort.

    Fern

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  3. That is why I no longer go barefoot. I got a toothpick jammed between my toes when it was stuck in the carpet unseen at a slight angle. It went in so deep than when I pulled it out a piece remained in under the skin. Two weeks later it was badly infected and ended up in the emergency room. Now I always have something on my feet.

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  4. A drop of frankincense followed by a drop of peppermint to enhance your body's natural healing ability. :)

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    1. Yeah and sacrifgice a goat or something. Maybe say a few chants. Geeez I know you believe these superstitions but resist the urge to repeat them.

      There is probably a spiral fracture of the metatarsus and the correct treatment is immobilization of that part of the foot. Get an X-ray.

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    2. Tea tree oil works wonders on trolls.
      A. Jones

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    3. Troll NOUN; Anyone who disagrees with my strange beliefs. Also can be used when one is just to dumb to nderstand the issue.

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  5. Ouch! Been there...Rest, ice, elevation...and taping does help stabilize it and can help with pain as Anonymous mentioned...I know you can't stay off your feet, but when you are able, keep it propped up...it'll help stop that throbbing pain...Feel better soon!

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  6. Get arnica gel on it asap. Will heal it up in a day.

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  7. Here's my toe story :

    My wife bought a glasstop table and the chairs were made of iron.
    The legs of the chair flared outward at the floor. About once every 6 months for about 10 years the same thing would happen, and all within about 2 seconds :
    1. I would walk past the table and slam a chair leg with my little toe.
    2. I would howl in pain, and lean on the glass top for support.
    3. This would make the glass flip up at the other end
    4. Worried that the glass would slip off toward me, I'd quickly take my hands off the top
    5. The top would then slam back down, and I was just lucky that it never shattered
    6. I'd hobble around on my maimed foot for about 30 seconds, cussing all the while and swearing to toss the whole table and chair set into the trash.
    7. My wife would tell me that I should be more careful.
    8. This didn't really help at all...

    As much as I love her, it did my heart good to finally see her do the exact same thing one day.

    The set was sold soon after...

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  8. Ouch-eee!! I've had broken toes, and fingers, Mostly just have to tough it out! With the toes, I wore a shoe with a flat stiff bottom for a bit, as taping to me was less comfortable. Happy healing!

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  9. Said something like "OUCH DARN IT"? Been there. Wish you a speedy recovery..

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  10. I've done that to both my pinky toes. (Not at the same time thankfully!) It hurts! Not much to do except wait, it will feel better in a few days.

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  11. If you get your ph down that fungus will go away. That new fad theory about having a high ph just sets you up for lots of problems, specifically in this case, toenail fungus. --ken

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    1. Yeah that's what it is your PH. Resist the urge to believe in every anti-science belief that is floating around.

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  12. I'm glad to see that someone besides me does that.

    Huggs..

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  13. This looks infected to me. However, I am not a Dr. You should get it checked though. Infections are nothing to ignore.

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  14. Hi Patrice,
    Looks pretty broken to me! I have done that twice myself. Tape it together to help stabilize it while the ends heal together. 2 weeks should see you better, and 6 all healed up. If you have some comfrey, or can get some, it can help it heal faster. Wrap the injury in the leaves or make a poltice out of the roots. I would tape all the way around the ball of my foot, but I did have a spiral fracture that almost needed surgery to set. Do try to stay off it as much as you can for the next week or so. Take care!
    Judy(in AZ for now)

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