Originally Posted by Hughlysses
here's a trick for relieving much of the pain of a smashed fingernail like that. You can CAREFULLY take the tip of a knife blade and GENTLY twirl it back and forth to drill a hole in the nail. Once you punch through, the trapped blood will come out of the hole, and suddenly your finger will feel MUCH better. My dad did this to mine when I was about 12 and smashed my thumb in a car door. I was scared to death, but it felt so much better when he got through I've never forgotten the trick.
My dad taught me how to do the same thing with a small drill bit,,,
Works really good and is easy to control,,