Turf Toe

What is Turf Toe?

The easiest answer to what turf toe is, is a sprain of the main joint in a person’s big toe. This will happen when a big toe is powerfully bent up to the point of hyperextension. This will happen when an athlete is pushing off into a sprint. Turf toe is typically associated with football, because the injury became more common when players started playing on artificial grass. But you don’t have to be on a football team to get a sprain of this type. It happens in many different activities and sports.

Turf Toe Treatment

Turf toe treatment is most effective when the injury first happens. Resting, ice packing the injury, compression and elevation will go a long way in bringing healing more quickly. Sometimes the injury is more severe and the pain is persistent. If this is the case, you need to be evaluated. An evaluation will determine if the problem is more serious and needs a different approach.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins will accurately diagnose what your injury is, avoiding unnecessary and costly surgery. Perhaps your pain is something more complicated like a torn ligament or a partial tear. We focus on the root issue and the actual nature of the problem. We involve our patients in their custom treatment plan, interacting with patients and educating them as well. This helps them increase their speed of recovery and contributes to re-injury prevention.


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