On the 27th of November I threw a wooden skid onto an electric transfer and it bounced back into my right shin.
There isn't any "meat" on a shin, and it hurt at 1st, but soon quit hurting. About 1/2 hour later, I pulled my pant leg up to see a 5" long scrape, brusing and swelling.
Well, I'm a tough guy and I hit, cut, or do something almost everyday that needs a bandaid, so I wasn't too concerned.
Fast forward two weeks and it is looking worse and now, IT HURTS, and I limping.
I went to after-hours care and got a tetnus shot, an oral antibotic, as well as a topical antibotic.
This injury should never have gotten to this point, but I didn't take proper care of it initally.....And, diabetes certianlly doesn't help the matter.
SO, people, no matter how minor the cut, scratch or bruise is, treat it properly so you don't have more problems later!
Yes, I have photos, but they are gross looking and I didn't want to scare the women & children!