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okay so basically this is what happened, i went out last night and got utterly wrecked and cut my foot open on some glass (dont ask how on earth it cut through my shoe....) but yea it hurts REAL BAD and i know i need to disinfect it im just waiting for a mate to go to the shop for me

what i want to know is if im able to get crutches to help me walk, i dont see the need in going to hospital cause it is just a cut but it hurts and my foot feels funny and i cant walk....
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If you want crutches you'll have to go to the hospital, or to your GP.
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If you want crutches you'll have to go to the hospital, or to your GP.
do i just call them and say, hey i need crutches? or what? xD
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You wouldn't get them without assessment, and you'd probably need a good reason for it, otherwise they'd probably clean it up, stitch it if necessary, and told to keep off it for a few days. I work for NHS24 and we get requests like this quite a lot- they don't have an infinite supply, so they usually go to people who will be off it for an extended period of time, i.e broken bones.
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Well if your foot is that bad - go to A&E, they'll get the glass out, clean it and bandage it and issue you crutches (you will have to return them) I hight suggest doing this, as I wouldn't want to get an infection and have my foot amputated - do you?
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You wouldn't get them without assessment, and you'd probably need a good reason for it, otherwise they'd probably clean it up, stitch it if necessary, and told to keep off it for a few days. I work for NHS24 and we get requests like this quite a lot- they don't have an infinite supply, so they usually go to people who will be off it for an extended period of time, i.e broken bones.
yea thats what i thought, guess theres no point heading in just to queue for ages and be told something i knew =P

thanks for the heads up i'll just try and get my hands on a walking stick for now

thanks :yep:
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You really should go to hospital,or you're risking infection.
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You really should go to hospital,or you're risking infection.
hmmm true
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Glass is notoriously nasty, it can fracture into tiny shards which can then be healed over, so I'd get it checked out- you won't have to wait that long for triage, and they'll be able to tell you off the bat if its serious or not. 4 hours in the grand scheme of things isn't a long time if it becomes infected, broken glass on the floor of a pub really could have picked up anything.
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tbh they don't give crutches out willy nilly, coz people keep them etc. my brother sprained his ankle really badly damaging his ligaments he couldn't walk at all, and he was told he didn't need crutches even though he was told to keep weight off it My friend broke her toes and didn't get crutches. You could try and get some but I probably wouldn't keep your hopes up, only basing this from my experiences though.
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I literally had to beg them to give me crutches when I tore my achilles tendon. B*****ds.
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I once saw one of my neighbours throwing a pair of crutches into a skip (clearly marked as NHS property :rolleyes:)
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Aye, Wishaw General Hospital only has a stock of around 200 sets, and it covers 200,000 people. So you can imagine, sprains and cuts aren't high on our list of priorities, so if you were unlucky enough to get me when you phoned for advice, I'd have to say that while I couldn't say without someone at hospital physically assessing it, it doesn't sound like something A+E would give out crutches for, unless you had a terrific reason why you couldn't put weight on it, but needed a degree of mobility until it had healed.
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You should really go to the hospital obviously...but if you really just want some crutches try a disability shop? most of them hire out things like that
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Red Cross sometimes hire out kit like that. But really, you should go to A&E/a minor injuries unit to get it properly cleaned and dressed.
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You can buy crutches on ebay, but it sounds really like you should get some medical attention to it to make sure its clean and doesnt need a stitch or anything
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i ended up going to A&E on monday, they told me off for leaving it so late but its okay they said i cleaned the wound up well and i should be ine in a few days

=] i have a cane, i look like an old man D:
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I’m 12 and my mum is literally just off the phone to you guys. I cannot walk up stairs and I am in high school. I am going to get trampled over because you people are telling my mum I am okay. I cannot walk on my leg at all.
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I’m 12 and my mum is literally just off the phone to you guys. I cannot walk up stairs and I am in high school. I am going to get trampled over because you people are telling my mum I am okay. I cannot walk on my leg at all.
...What? lmao.
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I'm closing this thread cos it's old and that gets confusing. If anybody wants to talk about something similar please feel free to make a new thread.
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