How do you remove a deep metal sliver in the

Patient

Q: How do you remove a deep metal sliver in the heel? I've been trying with a pin and tweezers for an hour trying to get it out. I've gotten half out, but there is half stuck deep in my heel and I just can't get it out. Is there any ways to get it to come to the surface to get it out?

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I have red bumps on my body they itch and also burn in the shower

Q: In the past 2 years I've had 2 acl surgeries on my left knee and a mua for extension, over these 2 years I've been co...

Q: My husband had quad open bypass surgery 8 month ago he had bad stress test then cath lab has 80% blocked artery and 7...

Q: Hello. I'm interested in starting the "mini pill" aka the progesterone only birth control pill, it's called...

Q: This morning I ate big amount of something sweet (Halva) for breakfast and it made me feel sick. I just threw up. At ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews