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Turf toe

Turf toe: Introduction

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.

Symptoms of Turf toe

  • Pain at base of toe
  • Redness at base of toe
  • Swelling at base of toe
  • Toe stiffness
  • Bruising at base of toe
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Treatments for Turf toe

  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation, pain medication if needed, once pain has subsided gradually introduce light stretching movement to provide circulation to the affected muscle tissue
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Turf toe: Complications

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Causes of Turf toe

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Misdiagnosis and Turf toe

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Prognosis for Turf toe

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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