So, I did something stupid today and got my finger caught in my bike's freewheel while cleaning it. It (I) crushed the finger pretty good... it's swollen and cut up, but I don't think I broke it or anything. I'm mentioning this here because the nail is pretty much cracked in half, although largely still attached. I cut off the little bit that I could but cutting it any more is horribly painful.
Has anyone around here ever done anything like this? My understanding is that it will pretty much grow back slowly as the cracked nail grows out... but I'd love to hear more confirmation on this from someone who's done something similar. Reading fingernail forums and Google is only getting me so far. I've got it cleaned up, wrapped up, medicated and dry... I'm just trying to figure out if I have to do anything about the nail itself.
I can post a pretty disgusting photo if needed, but I'm assuming no one wants to see it.