Last week I woke up to grab something to drink in the middle of the night. Still half asleep I managed to navigate my way to the kitchen and poured a glass of water without any problem. However, my skills when heading back to my very inviting bed diminished quite dramatically and I ended up stubbing my big toe on the dining room table. I went from being almost sleep walking to wide awake and agonizing in pain. I fumbled around, which seemed like 10 minutes, trying to find the light switch so I could assess the damage.
When I finally got the light on and sat down my big toe felt like it had its own heat beat. The throbbing pain brought tears to my eyes as I tried to find some sort of calmness to see what the damage was. My big toe was already swelling with black and blue shades around the nail bed. I figured I broke it with how tender it was to the touch. As I looked at the clock that read 3:30, I knew that sleep was the last thing I was going to accomplish the rest of the night. I hobbled over to the freezer and grabbed an ice pack, my chiropractor told me to apply ice on an acute injury and I figured at least it would help with the swelling. After several bouts of; 10 minutes on 10 minutes off with the ice, the pain began to subside and I was able to wiggle my toe with little to no pain. That next day I had my toe x-rayed to find out no break but some very severe bruising. Thanks to my local Chandler chiropractic office putting ice on the toe was the most beneficial thing I could have done.