My mother broke her toe once,she dropped a portable typewriter on her bid toe, about 1966 or so you know that was heavy, she went to the Dr., but there was not anything he could do. The blood started collecting under the toenail and was very painful. To relieve the pressure she heated a nail and put a small hole in the toenail. She said it felt better right away. I come from tough stock, but I am a big whinny baby. I would be at the Dr. office in a heart beat. He would do basically the same thing but I would want good drugs before he did anything.