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Swollen foot, pain in the knee after getting injured by a nail. Should I be worried?

hi, i had stepped on a nail, not rusty, but it was a pretty bad puncture. i had basically stepped on it twice, in the same incident. my foot had swollen, no oozing of any sort, no smells, no real signs of infection. had a slight pain in my knee start to occur right after the incident... now, around 2 months later, ive got that same pain in my knee occuring, and out of the blue, my hip, on the same side as the painful knee, and punctured foot, is starting to have a pain. it feels like its deep inside my hip, not a surface pain. im wondering if theres anything to be alarmed about, im a pretty strong person, im healthy, im active on a regular basis. any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Any puncture wound (open wound) with a metallic object, rusty or not rusty predisposes you for tetanus infection. Immediate cleaning of wound with soap and running water should be done. Tetanus injection with full antibiotic course for 7 - 10 days is necessary. You should see your orthopedician (bone doctor) if you are having deep pain in your hip and knee.X ray is recommended.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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