Great Toe (Turf Toe) Injury

We’ve all stumped our toe before and experienced a few moments of excruciating pain, however, there are other injuries that can cause lasting effects on your big toe!

Turf toe is defined as the sprain of the main joint of the big toe. It occurs when the toe is forcefully bent and hyperextended, for example, when the toe gets caught flat on the ground when pushing off to begin running.

According to OrthoInfo, after artificial turf became more common on playing fields, sprains of the big toe joint became particularly prevalent in American football players, thus the word “turf toe.” Artificial turf is a harder surface than grass and when pressure is placed on it, it doesn’t have much “give”.

Turf toe can be pretty painful to deal with, but the good news is that our practice offers treatment that can help combat discomfort and pain! Call our clinic today.