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Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« on: August 16, 2011, 09:31:48 pm »
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Last night I was reaching over my weight tree and dragged a 5kg plate off by accident. It landed right on my left big toe where the nail joins on (I had only slip on shoes on). God damn it hurt! Not broken because I could still bend it ok, before the swelling anyway.

Bled like a mofo all night and I slept on the couch with my leg elevated. Its only a small opening but I think because its on the nail bed and the swelling is so bad the blood couldn't clot up. This morning its swollen as hell. And it fuckin hurts to even lower my leg due to the rush of blood to the toe. I can walk on it kind of but its painful and I worry about starting the bleeding again if I put too much pressure on it.

What can I do for it? I'm keeping it elevated, resting (duh) and took a few anti-inflammatories. Apart from ice, which I've avoided due to pain so far, what else could I do? I have a high threshold for pain generally but this sucks bad. And I have competition on Sunday!

Pic is about 2 minutes after it happened. Toe is about twice the size now


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Re: Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 10:30:41 pm »
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Um, go to a fuckin' doctor/clinic. I'd feel pretty stupid if my toe had to be amputated b/c I chose to seek help from internet forums instead of real healthcare practitioners.

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Re: Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 10:33:13 pm »
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Re: Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:52:30 pm »
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Thanks man. Useful  ::) I probably have the intellectual capacity to figure out whether a trip to the doctor is required.. or amputation is a risk.

If anyone has any helpful advice for dealing with swelling please chip in.

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Re: Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 01:40:44 am »
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Thanks man. Useful  ::) I probably have the intellectual capacity to figure out whether a trip to the doctor is required.. or amputation is a risk.

lol  :P

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If anyone has any helpful advice for dealing with swelling please chip in.

can you bend the big toe at the joint?  The swelling needs to go down before you can tape it but once its gone down, athletic tape is useful to keep active without the pain in the joint.  If you cant bend it at the joint its probably broken so its going to be a while before its better.



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Re: Dropped a 5kg plate on my big toe
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 04:01:25 am »
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Thanks man. Useful  ::) I probably have the intellectual capacity to figure out whether a trip to the doctor is required.. or amputation is a risk.

lol  :P

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If anyone has any helpful advice for dealing with swelling please chip in.

can you bend the big toe at the joint?  The swelling needs to go down before you can tape it but once its gone down, athletic tape is useful to keep active without the pain in the joint.  If you cant bend it at the joint its probably broken so its going to be a while before its better.


Cheers Lance. I'm getting some motion back at the joint now (24 hours after the impact). Another 24 hours I'll tape up as you suggest. I've got squad training Friday and your tip might just get me on court. Thanks dude  8)