Turf Toe Injuries

Turf toe Injuries

“Turf toe” is the common term used to describe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. It’s often caused by jamming the big toe or repeatedly pushing off the big toe forcefully as in running and jumping. This often occurs in athletes and dancers, as repeated explosive movements and jumping can irritate the first toe joint.

Symptoms of turf toe can include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement at the base of the big toe. These symptoms can develop slowly and gradually get worse over time. If caused by direct contact or forceful motion, the injury can be painful immediately and worsen within 24 hours.

It is recommended to see your podiatrist for management and treatment plan for turf toe.

Offloading is needed to allow the joint to heal. The podiatrist may use Taping, Padding and CAM boot to offload the joint and alter biomechanics, if required. A gait analysis might be conducted to identify if future concern may arise.

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