If you grew up building giant Lego sets or making up your own elaborate creations, or have kids who love to do that now, a new movie that hits theaters February 7th, 2014, may be for you. The LEGO Movie features everyone’s favorite building blocks and figurines in a wacky adventure to save their homes from getting glued together by an evil tyrant. It’s sure to spark memories of building that elaborate castle or spaceship—or agonizing memories of puncture wounds from stepping on loose blocks with bare feet.
If you ever built anything with Legos, you know that terrible feeling of stepping on hard plastic piece with sharp corners. You might have even limped around for a while afterward because, small as they are, those blocks can poke and even puncture the bottom of your foot. Legos aren’t the only things that cause breaks in the skin of your extremities; nails, needles, and even animal bites can leave your foot sore, swollen, and in danger of infection.
The skin is your body’s first line of defense. Puncture wounds, whether caused by a Lego block or a nail, opens your body to possible infections. Since your feet are in almost constant contact with the ground and exposed to dirt and grime, they are especially vulnerable to bacteria when the skin is compromised. You will need to have the damage evaluated by a specialist like those here at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC, to make sure you do not have debris trapped in the wound and to properly bandage the area. If the puncture bleeds a lot, you may need stitches to close it.
Don’t let stepping on a building block keep you from enjoying a classic toy, or its new movie, however. The LEGO Movie is sure to inspire wild and silly adventures in kids’ rooms and Lego sets everywhere, and as long as you watch your step—and maybe wear thick-soled slippers or shoes around the house—you can still enjoy Legos and avoid painful punctures. If you have injured your feet in any way, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Gulf South Foot & Ankle, LLC in Metairie for an appointment or more information by visiting the online contact page or by calling (504)-708-4810.