Sinuses form, and the whole foot becomes greatly swollen and distorted by flattening of the sole and dorsiflexion of the toes.
It may be necessary to give an anæsthetic to obtain the necessary degree of dorsiflexion.
There is a good deal of pain, the grasping power of the hand is impaired, and dorsiflexion is considerably restricted.
dorsiflexion dor·si·flex·ion (dôr'sə-flěk'shən)
The turning of the foot or the toes upward.