Intro: Splinter-in-foot Bandage From Bubble-wrap
I broke a glass in the middle of the night and while picking the pieces up, got an imperceptible shard of glass in my foot. I numbed it up and picked at it with tweezers but still haven't found the bit of glass. So now, when I walk just a certain way: Ouch.
I thought about going out to get something called a callus cushion: http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/productSearch.do?method=doProductDetailsLookup&searchArg=10
But then, I thought of this way to do the same thing and it didn't cost much.
Step 1: Materials
bandaids or tape
Step 2: Cut a Hexagonal Shape
cut out a hexagonal shape of bubble wrap. snap the one in the middle so it is deflated.
Step 3: Apply
tape the cushion over the wound with bandaids so that the deflated center is over the wound and the 6 remaining bubbles act as a cushion to help keep your weight off the injury.
Step 4: Pain Free Walking!
Now I can walk around without going ouch. I'm also sort of hoping this will help push the little bit of glass out, without driving it in deeper.
follow up: a few days later, whatever it was came out of my foot, but I never found it.