Am I in trouble? glass inside my foot?

I stepped on a tiny piece of glass yesterday afternoon. I couldn’t get it out and its actually inside the bottom of my foot. It doesn’t really hurt unless I put a lot of pressure on my foot.
Anyway, what should I do? Ignore it? Will anything bad happen if it stays inside my foot? Im pretty worried please help.
PS- it was glass from a broken plate.

  1. TheProposal
    on November 30th, -0001

    I had that happen and left it for a few days, because I couldn’t get it out. It was a VERY small sliver of glass. The area got infected and I had to end up cutting my foot more to dig the glass out and then had to deal with the infection. My foot hurt for a week after that. If I were you I would start digging that glass out. If you can’t do that, then go to the Doctor. It could lead to a really bad infection

  2. Cocktail
    on November 30th, -0001

    You should really get that checked out. The glass can possibly cause an infection, and it would suck to live the rest of your life with a piece of glass in your foot. Good luck with that.

  3. Mayumi
    on November 30th, -0001

    i believe that its nt good for you if it stays in your foot i know this might sound bad but the best way is to locate where it is exactly and make a small cut and use a clipper ( iam not sure what its called exactly but most people use it to fix their eyebrow) or you can use that clipper to make a small cut to take it out.

    good luck and if there was a next time make sure you get it out right away it will be easier that way

  4. CaptainCrunch
    on November 30th, -0001

    the glass should work its way out. my grandmother would put a piece of raw bacon on our splinters. the salt would draw them out. it may work on glass

  5. KoolKermit
    on November 30th, -0001

    not really in trouble but get it out asap. since it doesn’t hurt that much, you can gently walk to the doctor. if you get fever, then you can start worrying. go to the doctor while you can walk, or else, you’d need someone to take you to the clinic.

  6. PoPCorn
    on November 30th, -0001

    Just asking this question means that you know that you should get it taken out.
    If you cna’t get it yourself then go to the doctor or to a clinic.
    You will save yourself a lot of trouble later if you got an infection.
    Go get it taken out.
    Good luck.

  7. Orchid
    on November 30th, -0001

    i would go to your doctor and have it removed befor it gets infectied or hits a nerve beacuse it could cause major complacations and sicomfert

  8. oddperson
    on November 30th, -0001

    You’re gonna have to take it out. Get tweezers or something and just pull it out. It might hurt like sh*t but you do not want it to get infected!

  9. Sean
    on June 3rd, 2010

    I got a small piece of glass in my foot.. I could only see it if the light kind of glimpsed off it.. this happened about 2 days ago.. the glass in my foot came right out

  10. Scared
    on February 22nd, 2011

    the same thing happened with me except skin is grown over mine what do i do now?

  11. Cindy
    on March 11th, 2011

    About two weeks ago, I broke glass. However, I was wearing shoes. I cleaned the area and vacuumed, but somehow a sliver of it must have found its way into my shoe and lodged into my foot. I woke up one morning with a hard, painful lump on the bottom of my foot. At first, I thought it was a plantars wart, since it never occurred to me that it could be glass, as I did not feel anything enter my foot. I finally went to the podiatrist to see what was going on. As he scraped the top layers, he could feel something flick.He took x-rays and couldn’t see anything and said that glass is hard to see on x-ray. He numbed my foot and cut it out. It must have lodged deep. Prior to going to doctor, I soaked my foot twice daily, even with epsom salt. The point of entry was where I apply pressure on my feet, so that didn’t help. I was given antibiotics to prevent infection. It’s been about two days since seeing doctor and still hurts as the cut was larger than I expected. Waiting to heal. I would suggest you go to the doctor or podiatrist .

  12. Laurie
    on October 10th, 2011

    I got a small sliver of glass in the bottom of my foot. Went to emerg and they froze my foot!!The freezing needles were torture!!!! The doc figured he might have got it out. Well it is still there so I went to the city hospital where they said it was archaic to freeze the foot. Stupid is excatly what the doc there said. They X-rayed, did 4 ultra sounds and could not find it. Nothing to be done. IT IS STILL THERE!!! zi have tried every type of poultice. argggh

  13. Laurie
    on October 10th, 2011

    Oh yes it is now 6 weeks. I tried pulling it out with tweezers but can’t get to it.

  14. rahul
    on March 14th, 2012

    when i was a child, 2 pieces of glasses entered my foot. and it has been 10 years since then…am i in trouble???

  15. Shanna
    on March 30th, 2012

    There is really no such thing as one way glass . The way the one way efefct is made is that you have a sheet of glass that has a partial mirror on one surface ( partial mirror means that not all of the light is reflected, some of it is transmitted or let through).The glass is placed between two rooms or areas that have very different lighting. The room that is being observed is very well lit, and the room where the observer sits is dark. If you are on the well lit side you see the glass as a mirror, reflecting the light in your room. There is almost no light from the observer side coming through to compete with the reflected light from your room.If you are in the observer’s room there is very little light, if any from your side to reflect from the mirror. However, the small amount of light that the mirror transmits from the well lit side is much brighter than any light originating on the observer’s side, so the observer can easily see into the well lit room.So there is nothing really special about the glass, it’s all about how the lighting is arranged. The one way glass doesn’t do anything different to light that falls on it from the two sides. This is a basic concept from optical physics call reciprocity meaning that if there is no absorption, but only reflection and transmission, light going through an optical system will be affected the same way, which ever direction it is going.

  16. Aly
    on August 19th, 2013

    Well this morning I broke a glass loaf pan and I thought i sweeped everything up but somehow i missed a small sliver of glass so i got a Teenie tiny splinter about 12 hours later. About half a cm or so was comming out (just enough to get a grip with my fingers) and I pulled but it hurt really bad so I accidently jerked it and it broke so now its STUCK inside my foot; but if i shine the light on it right, i can see a small little glimmer of the glass. Does this mean my body will work it out so it wont become infected or so I wot need medial attention to remove it? Please help. It hurts so bad and I cant walk on it. I have school in 7 days. PLEASE HELP.

  17. Aly
    on August 19th, 2013

    Also if I run my fingers lightly aross the area i an BARELY feel it. Im afraid to use tweezers because im afraid it might brake what tiny bit is left off into my foot or that i cant get a grip on it (which would seem to be te case) and I would end up pushig it further into my foot thus eliminatig the chance for my bodie to push it out. PLEASE HELP.

  18. Alessandra
    on October 9th, 2015

    I think you hit a busylele there fellas!

  19. Barun
    on January 3rd, 2016

    It happened to me when i was 15 years old, now i am 34 years old…While cleaning my room i have accidently broken the Glycerine white glass…and one or 2 tiny pieces of glass have entered into my feet…which i feel it goes up and up day by day…..soon after many years my heart started to aches a lot.. i feel it that its going up and up….I am so worries and visit many doctors some say that are you crazy or something some says that it will travel to my heart..some doctors says white glass acnt seen in X- Ray…or many thing…Now I it aches daily just behind my heart….Sudenly after 19 years now i am having such problem like my TG Trgryceride is so high…and even i am taking medicine for that but its not working,,,,When waking up every morning my face is swollen and my head aches a lot….Now i have developed fatty liver also and SGPT is high all the time….I know its due to peice of small glass that have causes many things….These days its been a month that my body just behing the Heart is aching a lot……But while doing X Ray there is nothing…Is there anything from which i can diagnosed these things….I am from Nepal, where such medicine is impossible…I wanna live more…..Cany anybody have good suggestions….I am still alive…Can it be seen from MRI….Please Help??

  20. Dev
    on November 4th, 2017

    Hey everyone. This is really common where I’m from in the Caribbean as we walk around barefooted when playing as kids all the time. We used to get a needle or pin and slightly RIP away the thicker top layer of skin above where the glass is logged teeny tiny rips until you actually see the glass then use a tweezer to pinch the glass and take it out. Good luck!!

  21. Fiona
    on February 8th, 2018

    Hey i got a tiny slither of glass stuck in the ball of my foot it has been in thete for 4 days now i cannot see the entry hole and i cannot feel it when i press hard on the area i can walk on it but there is a throbbing there every now and then. Ive tried banana peel baking powder. Ive also tried magnesium sulphate and in between the overnight poultice i have been steeping my foot twice a day in warm salt water. Im afraid to leave it but more afraid of going to doctors could i leave it

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Am I in trouble? glass inside my foot?

I stepped on a tiny piece of glass yesterday afternoon. I couldn’t get it out and its actually inside the bottom of my foot. It doesn’t really hurt unless I put a lot of pressure on my foot.
Anyway, what should I do? Ignore it? Will anything bad happen if it stays inside my foot? Im pretty worried please help.
PS- it was glass from a broken plate.

  1. SlightlyBitter
    on November 30th, -0001

    it could damage ur veins n arteries or infection atleast!!

    go visit a doctor
    its not very serious atm but still

    A stich in time saves nine 🙂

  2. CrispApple
    on November 30th, -0001

    I think you should just get it checked out by the doctor to see if it should be taken out. We don’t want sharp glass in you, who knows what it could do. But please, go get it checked to be sure!!!

    Good Luck!

  3. Sunflower
    on November 30th, -0001

    If it stays in, it will probably become infected. You need to go to see a physician/clinic/er. They will get an x-ray to confirm you do have a piece of glass in your foot. Then they will numb your foot and remove the glass, then stitch it up, if needed.

    Infections in the feet are never good, they will spread fast

  4. Seashells
    on November 30th, -0001

    go to a foot doctor to have it removed,believe me it will get worse

  5. rahul
    on March 14th, 2012

    when i was a child, 2 pieces of glasses entered my foot. and it has been 10 years since then.. and its still inside my foot…am i in trouble??? what should i do??

  6. genius
    on June 16th, 2015

    stab the spot with a steak knife and the move the knife left and right until it pops out

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