What to do in times of this foot injury without a doctor

Patient : If a beer bottle or hammer is dropped forcefully or smashed on the arch of your foot, what will happen, when will it happen, and what should you do?
Doctor :   Thank you for your question. There could be a range of injuries that can occur from blunt force trauma to the arch of th e foot. If the injury is superficial such as cuts, bruising, swelling pain, it can be treated conservatively by employing proper first aid wound care techniques in washing the area with clean water and applying a sterile dressing to prevent infection. In more severe cases, one may need suturing of deeper lacerations or would need to undergo x-rays to determine if there any broken bones. In such severe cases, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Thank you for choosing AskTheDoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: I have an unstable spondylolisthesis. Over the last year and a half I have been hitting the bottle pretty hard to de...

Q: I had a PET scan and the results are in but my doctor is on vacation. Can you help?

Q: Two weeks ago I have a large ulcer on my right tonsil, it has since healed and can no longer be seen. I religiously r...

Q: My son has pyogenic granulomas can you tell me what it is please it's on the middle of his chest it's always bleeding...

Q: I have a question. I went in to the doctor for a general physical and did the normal blood work. Everything came bac...

 
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