Anobject embedded in your foot

Foot pain can sometimes be caused by an object embedded in the foot. It may therefore be worth considering whether you havestepped on something sharp with bare feet and examining your foot for a wound.

If a small object, such as a splinter or thorn, islodgedin your skin, it's usually safe to remove it yourself.Wash your hands and clean the area first, and use tweezers if theyhelp. Your pain should start to improve once the object has been removed.

If the object is more deeply embedded, don't try to remove it yourself. Seek medical help as soon as possible.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018