Handling an object may cause a small portion to dislodge as the person applies friction to that object (examples would be woodworking, metalworking, or falling and sliding on wooden floors).
The protective thorns of plants may cause splinters to lodge in the skin while gardening.
Butchers may end up with a small splinter of bone penetrating their skin.
The foot is usually injured when a person steps on a foreign body or slides forward (some examples would be walking on a rough wooden deck or boardwalk or stepping on shards of glass). Some splinters in the feet may become deeply lodged.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2014
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