February 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm #12937
my BIG toenail is all black and blue and throbbing in pain. long story.
i have iced it a little bit.
should I just leave it alone & deal with it & wait til the nail falls off or will the pain not go away until the pressure is relieved by having a doctor drill a small hole in nail to release blood buildup underneath??February 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm #124707
It is really based on the severity of the pain. If you can deal with it, leave it be. The pain will eventually go away, you probably need to give it at least good 3 days. Also don’t try to pry the nail off, let it come off by itself. You have at least good 6 months before the new one grows.February 11, 2009 at 9:51 pm #124712
I have dropped stuff on my foot and had that problem.
I sterilized a heavy needle or a paperclip, then I heated it up with a candle flame, and I poked a hole in the center of the black toenail and blood came out and relieved the pressure. It felt so much better and I didn’t lose the nail.
I had to reheat an poke a few spots to get ost of the blood out.
Afterwards I cleaned it thoroughly and let it dry and put a band-aid over it.
It drained a little bit overnight.
Good luck.February 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm #124714
TriSoonerParticipantdaveg wrote:by having a doctor drill a small hole in nail to release blood buildup underneath??
I see a great youtube video in the making!February 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm #124719
i have a drillFebruary 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm #124722
…there are actually videos of people ripping their toenails off on youtube….I will not become one of those….however, the event that lead to this injury would have been quite the video to post for all of your viewing pleasure…
I’ll wait a few days, see how it feels…would be nice to save the nail I suppose, so if need be, I’ll get out the old drill after a few martinis………or just use a needleFebruary 12, 2009 at 3:27 am #124738
i have vodkaFebruary 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm #124752
TriSoonerParticipantdaveg wrote:I’ll get out the old drill after a few martinis
Just use a small bit.diva_mom wrote:i have vodka
“The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth.” A “vodka” martini is no closer to a martini than California sparkling wine is to Champagne. Yummy, love that pine tar!February 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm #124757
ah, sooner, how true. i think my mullet is showing. step dad was a vodka martini swilling drunk a$$ mofo. started pouring for him when i was 4.
i have bombay sapphire for the more sophisticated in our trailer parkFebruary 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm #124760
A doctor might give you more piece of mind, but I’m sure you can find someone that has experience doing it without the cost, inconvenience, and bad magazines in the waiting room of a doctor. My local running store will take care of it, but I don’t think it’s a service of every Foot Locker at the mall.February 12, 2009 at 4:04 pm #124761
C’mon suck it up and poke it with a hot needle and you’ll be feeling better in a few minutes.February 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm #124762
and don’t forget the picsFebruary 12, 2009 at 4:17 pm #124764
tri-acParticipantdiva_mom wrote:i have a drilldiva_mom wrote:i have vodka
divamom, you’re quite the provocateurFebruary 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm #124772
as a physician (internal med/peds) i can say that you don’t really need a dr for this. if it is really bothering you, do as others have suggested, and just heat up a paperclip and gently push it through the nail. as others have also said, do not remove the nail. it will come off by itself.
hope that helps.
kawikaFebruary 18, 2009 at 1:59 am #125138
well no gory pics here…i left it alone as the pain subsided after day 2. although still blueish, nail seems strong and no pain at all. sorry for the anticlimax folks…..
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