Grain of sand under toe nail

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by StuckinVA, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. StuckinVA

    StuckinVA Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Has anyone ever had a grain of sand stuck underneath their toe nail? I got one right on the side of my big toe nail where the nail meets the fleshy part and I can't get it out. I cut off the nail as much as I could and took a needle to try and dig out the grain but wound up driving it further into the crevis or whatever it is. It doesn't really hurt but if feels like something is constantly trying to pry my nail up. Pretty annoying.
  2. Gulfcoast7

    Gulfcoast7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Call me a pu$&y but i just barfed. I think amputation is the only option. But maybe you can get like a bionic toe.

    Dr. Gulfcoast

  3. 609Surfer

    609Surfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    I think you might be screwed.
  4. S2Kreative

    S2Kreative Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2006
    Dont mess with it. Your nail will grow it out eventually and trying to pry it out could cause it to get infected.
  5. StuckinVA

    StuckinVA Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Yeah I guess I don't have many other options.

    I guess it is sort of a gross subject. Maybe I'll put some peroxide on it and see if any will seep in to clean it better.
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    try not to cut the nail too short, or it will grow back ingrown. ingrown toenails suck and have to be excised by a doctor.

    i sliced the bottom of my big toe open and stuck a sea urchin spine in the heel of the same foot at the rocks at 'zippers' near cabo san lucas. i had to dig the spine out with the pocket clip from a bic pen cap and taped up the toe with electrical tape i begged off the hotel's maintenance man. talk about a great beginning to my first ever surf trip.

    anybody else had an interesting/embarassing surf injury?
  7. 609Surfer

    609Surfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    Holy ****. My brother has a good story. The day he got this brand new board for like 600$, goes in to surf (it's a pretty big day, little stormy) and smashes into the pipe a few waves into the session. Cuts all over, and his brand new board snapped in half.
  8. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
    I broke the first joint of my pointer finger on my left hand when I dove through a 3' beachbreak on OC holding my leash two summers ago. Really retarded, a stomach high dumper ripped the board right out of my hand and *snap*. Now I have a permanent right bend in my finger.
  9. S2Kreative

    S2Kreative Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2006
    Good friend of mine really screwed up a turn off the top down in OBX years ago. The nose of the board went right into his face taking his four front top teeth up and forward. Fiberglass in his gums. It was just about the nastiest thing I have ever seen. I really wish I could find the picture.

    I broke my nose when my board came around and hit me in the whitewash a few years ago. That was really embarrassing.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  10. 609Surfer

    609Surfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    Holy f*ck. Well the only thing I have really done is fin scars and achey bones. I couldn't imagine something like this.
  11. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    i broke my nose in 2 places when surfing some head high surf this winter down in wb at the secret spot with my friends it was cold, rainy, ice and the wind made it all so much worse. what happened was i had my jimmy keith and its a light board and i fell and it went in the air and i pooped up and the rail or nose just smacked me in the nose and broke it blood gushing it did require surgery to put it in place so i could breath again. its just fun to tell people i got in a fight with a shark the shark lost and i won.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    This winter I was surfing on OCNJ and it was a bout headhigh . Well I was on the nose and the wave closed out and I took a rail right in my left nut as the wave closed out with me perched on the nose . It took me about 20 min to get out of the water and to the car. I couldnt feel my left leg for a hour.

    Also left a nice size ding in the rail and I couldnt walk right for a week
  13. MDSurfer

    MDSurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Too bad for the rail that you have iron clad cajones. Is your voice now an octave higher?
  14. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    The thought of dinging a volan glassed rail with my left ball - I ready to puke now.
  15. DaMook

    DaMook Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    LOL!!!! Ouch man!!!

    I had an ER visit this winter as well. The board hit me in my ocular area of my right eye surfing OCNJ. 4 stitches. oh yea it was like waist high too :eek:
  16. 609Surfer

    609Surfer Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    Ball shots always take the story to the next level.
  17. Eda18

    Eda18 New Member

    Jul 20, 2020

    bruhh my acrylic nail was cut off by accident and there is some air under my real nail...and in there its some sand(cuz i was on the beach ) and i cut off as much as i could.. but idk what to do. Should i leave it there and the nail will grow naturally and take the sand off by itself, or pick the sand with a needle. Help pls
  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Amputation from the knee down is the only real solution.
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  19. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Dude that is as accurate of a diagnosis as you can get anywhere at any price
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