Wounds on the bottom of the foot may sometimes be difficult to treat and may lead to further problems. Unless the wound is a very minor and shallow one that can be treated by cleaning and the application of a band aid or similar small bandage, a doctor should be visited. Even an apparently minor wound on the sole of the foot should be checked frequently and carefully to make sure that it’s healing properly.
Another point to consider is how recently the injured person was vaccinated against tetanus. Tetanus, or lockjaw, is caused by a bacterium named Clostridium tetani. The bacterium is found in soil, dirt, and feces. These materials and the bacteria inside them can enter the body through a wound. Tetanus can be very serious and is sometimes life threatening. If your last tetanus shot was years ago or if you can’t remember when or if you’ve had one, it would be an excellent idea to visit your doctor to discuss the situation with them.