OK, so on Sunday I was trail building; clearing a load of hawthorn.
I felt a sharp pain in my toe, so I took my sock off and had a look to find a bit of blood leaking from the bottom of my little toe, but no obvious splinter.
Walking was bloody painful, and mashing the pedals was worse. I had a bit of a poke about when I got home, but couldn't see any foreign bodies in there.
Fast forward 4 days and it is still really painful. I had a bit of a dig about with a knife, and still couldn't see a splinter. There is a hard lump which when touched (even with the lightest pressure) causes white hot searing agony. The rest of the toe is absolutely fine and can be prodded/manipulated without pain (so I'm pretty sure its not broken), apart from a bit on the outside of my toe which (due to swelling of the toe) is now rubbing on my shoes and is getting progressively more tender.
Have I got something stuck in there that I just can't see?
Can I really go to a doctor with a 'hurty toe'?
When will the pain stop?!
Can I amputate it myself?