Brandon - If she looses feeling it means you wrapped it too tight - its just going 'to sleep' - just loosen the bandage. If you loose feeling from blood loss you have more important issues to worry about!
Believe me, it works! I've used direct pressure on a badly torn leg artery and 10-12 min. did the trick. 10 min should stop almost any bleeding - that's how long it takes for the blood to coagulate. Do it long enough though! 10 min is a lot longer than it seems and its enough to make a strong man tired to hold constant pressure that long. If it still bleeds more than a little (like a normal knife cut etc) then use more direct pressure.
so.....what do you do if she does start losing feeling in her foot?
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