Urgent Care Medical Clinic in the Dr. Phillips area treats minor injuries. A patient was seen by Dr. Usha Jain for an injury of both thumbs when the window fell on his thumbs. The patient walked in with lot of pain in both the thumbs as the blood was collected under the nail causing the throbbing pain.
Dr. Usha Jain made openings in the nail by a hot cautery which let the blood out from under the nail. The pressure was relieved and patient felt much better.
Blood collected under the nail can be extremely painful and relieving the pressure can result in dramatic relief of pain.