i am a type 1 diabetic. I dropped a heavy trailer hitch on my 2nd toe. My big toe is now throbbing and red and black with the nail totally black. Should i see a doctor or is there anything i can do for it.
Hello and thank you for the question. Yes, I do recommend seeing a Podiatrist. An X-ray needs to be taken to make sure that there is no fracture in the toe. In addition, the nail will most likely have to be removed to ensure there is no cut on the nail bed. With that much blood under the nail, it is most likely going to fall off on its own. As a diabetic, you want to ensure that all foot injuries are thoroughly assessed by a medical professional.
Dr. Emily Splichal
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