Puncture Wound On Bottom Of My Foot?

I stepped on a nail 3 weeks ago and it went in my foot and hit a bone. I still can't put pressure on my foot. I don't know if i should step back to the doctor and get it checked out or what I should do?? Does anyone know how long it take for something approaching that to heal and what I should do?? BTW I haven't been walking on my foot. I have to waddle on my tip toes because I'm in so much pain that I can't put pressure on my heel. I haven't soaked it cuz I thought it was recovering!!
Best Answer: You need medical attention for this. You should have had a tetanus booster when it happen. At this point you may well have a serious, deep infection requiring antibiotics. It is not recovering, so get this treated asap.
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Oh yes it SHOULD take that long- - - especially since you drove the nail so far into your foot that you hit bone...probably bruising the bone a short time as well. don't forget that the foot is a very tender area and you are stepping on that spot probably every single daytime. have you been soaking the foot in heat up water and Epsom's salt? Have you checked to make sure in that is no sign of infection around the wound? (raised reddened area around wound). if it does not look infected and if you haven't been soaking the foot, it's OK to do it immediately.. but it WILL take a good amount of time for that wound to heal... and the elder you are, the longer it will take... and the more you try to walk on that foot, the longer it will take as powerfully.

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