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post #1 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Help.. lost a toe nail!

Got stomed on by my horse (wearing I was going to the beach) really bad on the road anyways my toe nail is fully ripped off :/ just wondering anyone else with the same problem, how should I treat it?
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 08:11 AM
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See the doctor.
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 08:13 AM
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Happened to me many years ago even though I had boots on. The horse stomped on my foot while twisting to see something she was spooking at.
I kept the toe taped and covered for protection until a new nail grew in, which took a long time.
The foot/toe was bare and exposed when it happened, which could cause issues for you, but either way you might want to call your doctor.
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 09:59 AM
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It will grow back without you doing anything. I've lost a bunch over all the years getting stomped on playing basketball.
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 10:24 AM
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Toenails grow back and broken toes mend - all by themselves. You will be fine.

Now that you have learned that horses and thongs don't mix, you are ready to move on to Horsemanship 102.

Just kidding...
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 11:45 AM
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oh well I am learning, I thought thongs were worn higher up and certainly not on one's feet!

heck, my toenails are deformed from where they have been stomped on so many times!
Last time it happened I was legging the rider up and the horse spun into me, stood on my foot and continued to spin.
It hurt.
I was busy and limped for a bit until the pain wore off. When I finished that evening (some 8 hours later) and saw blood on the kitchen floor, examined all the dogs and realised that it was me leaving a trail!
On removal of my socks did I realise that not only was the big toenail ripped off, my toe was split open to the bone.
After bathing it, a piece of gauze and duct tape held it together.
I lived!
You should be up to date with tetanus jabs.
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oh well I am learning, I thought thongs were worn higher up and certainly not on one's feet!
Haha...I was going to mention that, but thought I'd better not...
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 01:10 PM
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this is a girl thing I see alot, runnign around horses with flip flops, may of the same girls that are miltant naggers about helmets. Get some safty shoes or at least sturdy shoes/boots around horses. As you can see thongs aka flipflops aka shower shoes and horses dont mix.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-05-2013, 02:23 PM
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I dropped a big metal can of juice powder on my foot once when I was about seven. Bruised the crap out of big toe and killed the nail, so it was just hanging on by the cuticle end.
We went swimming the water kept lifting it up, so I had to have my mom rip it off with pliers. It was all good after that. :)

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-06-2013, 05:19 PM
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I lost about 4 nails a few years ago. I was watching a thunderstorm on my porch in bare feet, and the foster kids thought it would be funny to push me out into the rain. They pushed me onto the concrete steps and off came the nails. Gosh it hurt.

They grew back normally, but I was really careful to keep clean dressing over them until they started to come back in.
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