Crushed finger and gross nail!

#1
Ok, About 5 days ago the end of my finger got crushed playing rugby. Its been sore and very swollen for a few days but nothing major. I've been contemplating lancing it with a hot needle but as it wasn't very bad I thought I'd leave it. I don't think it's broken but here's the rub...

The nail is going to come off. It bled for a little bit a few mins ago and the swelling (thank fuck) has gone down by about 50%. However it now looks like there is air under my nail. I'm pretty sure my nail will fall of so what do I do? Do you help it along? leave it as long as I can? And do I encourage it to bleed further to 'get it all out'?

Thanks all,

T C

PS- That entire post, and all of mine for the last or so days, have all been
one handed!

Edit- 1000 posts! woo hoo!
 
#3
Haha, Should have got some last week when it was really bad! At one point the end of my 4th finger was bigger than my thumb... it was emotional.


T C
 
#4
Lance it (two holes with hot needle) there's no nerve endings in your finger nails so it doesn't hurt.....at least mine didn't. :D

It'll grow back, no drama.
 
#5
wet_blobby said:
Lance it (two holes with hot needle) there's no nerve endings in your finger nails so it doesn't hurt.....at least mine didn't. :D

It'll grow back, no drama.
until you overshoot and plunge a white hot needle into your nail bed which DOES have nerve-endings and will hurt like fcuk!

If it has bled it will have released the pressure so the pain will lessen, but i'd leave WELL alone, the nail is still protecting the soft tissues of the nail bed from further damage.
If you absolutely MUST take it off because its catching on clothes and ripping, get it removed properly,under sterile conditions (your GP may be able to do it) to prevent introducing infection into your nail bed.
 
#6
PS Instead of a needle,try heating the end of an unfolded metal paper clip. The heat will let it penetrate your nail, but it has a flat end so less chance of damage to the nail bed, more chance of stopping it as it goes through the inner face of the nail
 
#9
Why do the British pay billions for a National Health Service ... and then not bother to use it?

Could one suggest a visit to a doctor ?
Or is this a sympathy seeking exercise [note the Rugby connection] designed to enhance your popularity with the opposite sex [BB excluded, of course 8) ].
 
#10
I'm afraid its neither. I could have easily gone to my GP and got this done but I chose not to purely because I think both him and I would have better things to do. If it had started to turn green etc or get bad then I'd be all over the NHS but as it is only minor I thought I'd let them get on with the fattys and alco's.

And it can't hurt to let the lay-dees know I play rugby! (Honestly just didn't want people thinking it was a football boot!)


T C
 
#12
bigbird67 said:
unless he's Chabal (swoon) he ain't got a chance! Bunch of bleedin' pretty boys, rugby players these days!!
Pretty in your eyes maybe, but I see nothing attractive in a 6ft 7in, 19 1/2 stone of unshaven man-mountain.

[Or woman-mountain, come to that ... shaven or otherwise :wink: ]

BTW ... bold decision, TC.
Do tell us when it goes gangrenous and drops off :lol:
 
#14
bigbird67 said:
wet_blobby said:
Lance it (two holes with hot needle) there's no nerve endings in your finger nails so it doesn't hurt.....at least mine didn't. :D

It'll grow back, no drama.
until you overshoot and plunge a white hot needle into your nail bed which DOES have nerve-endings and will hurt like fcuk!

If it has bled it will have released the pressure so the pain will lessen, but i'd leave WELL alone, the nail is still protecting the soft tissues of the nail bed from further damage.
If you absolutely MUST take it off because its catching on clothes and ripping, get it removed properly,under sterile conditions (your GP may be able to do it) to prevent introducing infection into your nail bed.
Some people spoil all the fun..... :p
 
#15
wet_blobby said:
bigbird67 said:
wet_blobby said:
Lance it (two holes with hot needle) there's no nerve endings in your finger nails so it doesn't hurt.....at least mine didn't. :D
It'll grow back, no drama.
until you overshoot and plunge a white hot needle into your nail bed which DOES have nerve-endings and will hurt like fcuk!
If it has bled it will have released the pressure so the pain will lessen, but i'd leave WELL alone, the nail is still protecting the soft tissues of the nail bed from further damage.
If you absolutely MUST take it off because its catching on clothes and ripping, get it removed properly,under sterile conditions (your GP may be able to do it) to prevent introducing infection into your nail bed.
Some people spoil all the fun..... :p
You were looking forward to the first live amputation on ARRSE, presumably? 8O
 
#16
sorry mate...i saw it happen once in A&E! Strapping big bloke hit the deck like a fallen log! Funniest thing i ever saw, the big wuss :D


PS and HE was the nurse!!!!
 
#17
I tell you what ...

I'll let you girls get on with discussing rugby-man's finger.
Antiques Roadshow for me ... to find out what I might be worth [I know, fork all, modern reproduction .... ha ha]
 
#19
The_Cheat said:
Haha!

I'll take a picture of it if it starts getting juicy, hows that? Fuck it, if it has to come off I'll try and film it!

T C
Go for it!

BTW ... missed Antiques ...
It's Doctors To Be Revisited. How appropriate! :lol:
Mrs B_S trained at Mary's ...