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Can someone help, by giving me some advice? I have a friend who had just got injured while I was working out.
His foot was broken in the past, when he fell while running. He broke his foot, and has a hairline fracture on it that supposedly will never heal correctly. This happened about 8 years ago.
I just made a mistake while I was working out, I didn't rest long enough, and while taking a 45lb plate off of my curl bar, dropped it on his foot. It fell about 5 - 10 inches before hitting his foot, diagnally. No cushion under or around his feet, as they were bare. No torn skin, or real discoloration. This happened approximately 30 minutes ago.
Now that's all that happened. Here's what I'm asking:
He can't go to the hospital, because:
~He really has to go to work tomorrow, as sunday is the day during his week schedule that he makes most of his income.
~He doesn't have health insurance. It would only add a huge amount to his debt, that he can't really pay off even on his paycheck.
Can any of you tell me what first-aid or simple procedures I and he can perform to help him satisfy his pain, lower any swelling, possibly keep the foot stabilized reliably(without just putting it in a cast), and allow him to go to work tomorrow, as safely as he can without potentially damaging his foot further, and allow him to do his job?
He works as a general handyman at a sports club, so his job detailing would vary, but I probably won't be wrong in saying that it would be moderate intensity.
I hope any of you can help answer my questions. I also appreciate your advice on what to do, but please consider the fact that I said he can't go to the hospital. I know that it's highly irresponible, but he can literally become homeless if he has to go to a hospital, even if the hospital doesn't charge him(charity-based).
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