Turf toe

What is a turf toe?

Turf toe is a sprain of the plantar capsule ligament complex of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe. It is more common on artificial turf and results from a hyperextension injury. Hyperflexion and valgus injuries to this toe can cause similar symptoms. Treatment includes rest, taping of the toe to restrict dorsiflexion, and stiffening of the sole of the shoe to prevent motion. Without proper therapy, hallux rigidus can result.


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