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Injury while walking on gravel, knot under toe, painful. Any help?

Roughly two weeks ago, I (temporarily) injured myself when walking barefoot on a gravel road, then, again on the same day, when stepping on an extension cord. There was minimal pain, and it lasted only a few seconds after each incident. Now I have developed what appears to be a knot under my second toe on my left foot, where I had previously injured myself. I avoided heavy use other than walking, with little improvement. When I did see some reduced pain, I thought to inspect it, and felt the knot still there, so I proceeded to massage it out...bad idea. The pain is now back! I began feeling the initial symptoms a day or two after my injury. I d appreciate any help you can provide.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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The pain and formation of knot at the site of injury is suggestive of a soft tissue injury. You need to avoid weight bearing, take a mild pain killer and do regular hot fomentation for symptomatic relief. Do not massage in the area.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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