Should I get it checked out?

sailrib
sailrib Member Posts: 327
edited 5. Jun 2013, 14:51 in Living with Arthritis archive
Came out of hospital on Thursday after fusion surgery.

I am in a beneflex cast which is sealed.

Since coming home, my toes which I can barley get to, really dried out (partly my fault as went up to sailing club to watch and could feel the wind drying them out) and started to crack, especially between the toes as well. I have been putting cream to where I can get to but now they are SO sore. Just looked with a mirror and it looks awful. My foot is still swelling and I think coz my toes swell, no air is getting between the toes. I've put tissue between my toes at the moment.

Should I go back to the plaster room and get it checked out? Its no where near the wounds tho :) ty :)

Comments

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,270
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know what I'd do, sailrib - I'd get it checked out. Better safe than sorry. If everything is still swelling that, in itself, could cause problems without the cracking skin. It might be that it will all settle down on its own but you can't know that and, if the toes swell further, it might be very difficult to treat the cracked skin at all.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,736
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mmmm....

    I rather think I would get it looked at too....if you feel embarrassed coudl you run it by a pharmacist or your GP first???

    love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just seen this sailrib, yes I think you should get this looked at albeit at your surgery, nurse, doctor, or [email protected] if it gets any worse, don't be afraid to get anything checked out as you deserve to be looked after........tc.............Marie x :)
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  • sailrib
    sailrib Member Posts: 327
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I got it checked out and the fibreglass was digging into my foot under my toe. That's why it was so sore. Thanks all.

    Got my stitches out on Monday and my cast was split open so I can finally wash. I'm very happy :)
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,736
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooh!

    You did the right thing then!! :shock:

    Glad you can wash now and are a happy bunny :D

    love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx