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Turf toe: A toe injury where the toe is suddenly bent in an upwards motion. The damage occurs in and around the joint that joins the big toe to the foot. It most often occurs when playing sport on artificial surfaces. Usually only the ligament is damaged but sometimes there may also be damage to the bone. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Turf toe is available below.
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Prognosis for Turf toe: Most cases resolve without problems as long as the toe is rested sufficiently to allow healing. The healing process is usually quite lengthy (several weeks) but proper healing is important in preventing repeated injuries and complications.
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