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Hurt big toenail today

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2008
  • 01:46 AM

The deliveryman for my new proform elliptical pushed the box into my foot today, when he was sliding it towards me, I thought it might have cracked the toenail before I took my sneaker off. When I took my shoe off I noticed it was just a deep purple, but the toenail is not cracked. The big toenail is purple and has discomfort to it, but I can wiggle it, so I don't think it's broke. It did not bleed and there was no fluids coming from it. The pain is only in the toenail itself. I don't have a regular doctor. Will it get better on it's own? I soaked it in epsom salt tonight. It basically feels like someone is squeezing my toe. Any idea what it might be? How long before it is back to normal? The purple had lightened up after I got done soaking it in the epsom salt. I really want to use my new elliptical machine.

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  • Well, a doctor wouldn't set a big toe even if it's broken. You can try homeopathic arnica at your local health food store, but there is a better cream "Traumeel"--it's really helpful..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 12, 2008
    • 04:16 AM
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  • If it damaged your toenail enough,you'll lose it ,but it won't hurt or keep you from normal activities.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 02:20 PM
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