Turf Toe: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments (cont.)
In this Article
- What causes turf toe?
- What are the symptoms and signs of turf toe?
- How is turf toe diagnosed?
- How is turf toe treated? Is taping or rehab necessary in the treatment of turf toe?
- Can turf toe be prevented?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Can Turf Toe Be Prevented?
One goal of treatment should be to evaluate why the injury occurred and to take steps to keep it from reoccurring.
One way to prevent turf toe is to wear shoes with better support to help keep the toe joint from excessive bending and force with pushing off. You may also want to consider using specially designed inserts that your doctor or physical therapist can prescribe for you.
A physical therapist or a specialist in sports medicine can also work with you on correcting any problems in your gait that can lead to injury and on developing training techniques to help reduce the chance of injury.
WebMD Medical Reference
FootPhysians.com (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons): "Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot and Turf Toe."
Intellihealth.com: "Foot Sprain."
FamilyDoctor.org: "Foot Problems."
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine: "What Is 'Turf Toe' and How Should It Be treated?"
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on August 09, 2012
Last Editorial Review: 8/9/2012
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