Turf Toe

“Turf toe” is a sprain of the big toe when it is hyperextended, such as pushing off when starting to sprint.  It is a common injury on surfaces such as artificial turf, which does not have as much “give” as natural grass surfaces.  Often the injury can be treated with rest, ice, elevation, and orthotics.  Surgery is usually not needed for this injury, but severe sprains can occasional require operative intervention.

 

Turf Toe (AAOS) 

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