When the big toe is jammed or repeatedly pushed off, turf toe can result. Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint ligaments from hyperextension. With this condition, the tissue can be stretched too much or torn, resulting in pain, swelling, or immobility. Turf toe is first treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation along with pain medication. The joint may need to be immobilized with a boot or cast to allow the toe to heal. Exercises and physical therapy can help strengthen the joint and prevent stiffness. If conservative treatment fails to relieve pain symptoms of turf toe, surgery may be necessary to repair tissue and restore the joint to normal function.

Turf toe is common among athletes and dancers, but anyone can experience this type of sprain. To learn more about this condition and the treatment we offer here at Triangle Orthopaedics, please contact our office.

Common surgeries performed by our sports medicine team:

Sport Medical Service – Knee

Sport Medical Service – Shoulder

Sport Medical Service – Elbow

Sport Medical Service – Foot & Ankle

Sport Medical Service – Hip

Sport Medicine Treatment – Multiple Joints

    Cortisone and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

"Being able to access your Orthopedic Urgent Care on a Saturday was a God-send. It was wonderful to avoid an ER. Thank you all so much for being open on Saturdays and after hours, Monday through Friday."

EmergeOrtho of the Triangle. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks and registered trademarks are of their respective companies. | Sitemap
EmergeOrtho complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
EmergeOrtho does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Notice of Non-Discrimination | Limited English Proficiency