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Turf toe sprain is causing cold feet, what should I do?

Turf toe sprain is causing cold feet, what should I do?

It really : Should not. I am not sure if it is coincidental or not. A turf toe sprain is when essentially you sprain the joint capsule of the first mpj. This should not causeing both your feet to get cold. Shouldn't even cause one whole foot to get cold. I suggest you visit a foot doc or neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How do you treat turf toe?

How do you treat turf toe?

Rest/ immobilize: Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help control the pain. Unfortunately the best treatment for turf toe is rest. In severe cases, the use of crutches and complete avoidance of weight bearing may be required.  you may also wish to look into a rigid insert to immobilize the joint. ((www.Drmarkgalland.Com 10/16/2012). ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of turf toe severe?

Are the symptoms of turf toe severe?

Depends : On degree of turf toe. It can be extremely painful depending how much damage was done and worst cases need surgery but most need immobilization and need to be in walking boot. Need MRI to tell what degree it is so see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can done to ease the pain of "turf toe?"

What can done to ease the pain of "turf toe?"

Rest/ immobilize: Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help control the pain. Unfortunately the best treatment for turf toe is rest. In severe cases, the use of crutches and complete avoidance of weight bearing may be required.  (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 10/16/2012). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: turf toe?

What is the definition or description of: turf toe?

Hyper extension: Hyper extension of the toes usually metatarsal phalangeal joints. Commonly the 1st toe is affected more the rest since most of the body weights goes through this joint. It is termed turf toe since most football players get this this. Usually when the toe severely and suddenly dorsiflexed this happens. Ice, rest, strapping and possible steroid injections help. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between turf toe and broken? What are the treatments? How long for healing?

Xray : The only way to tell the difference is an X-ray. The treatment is essentially the same though. Buddy taping and rest until healed. ...Read more

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I had turf toe before, but I'm not sure what is happening. My toe hurts like it is turf toe but it keeps coming back at random times pretty frequently?

I had turf toe before, but I'm not sure what is happening. My toe hurts like it is turf toe but it keeps coming back at random times pretty frequently?

Bad Foot Mechanics: Faulty foot mechanics or shoes commonly result in a lot of issues with the big toe joint. You need to see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my turf toe is not healing?

What can I do if my turf toe is not healing?

Need to be exam: If you gave it some time and had it treated by taping nsaids, etc. Was a xray done to rule out any pathology. Please get exam by a professional. ...Read more

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Any experience with this: http://www.Myfootshop.Com/detail.Asp?Productid=732# for turf toe/spur at ball of foot on bottom? Good?

Save your money: You could get the same result by taping your great toe with longitudinal strips that hold the toe stable and prevents the toe from flexing. If the problem has been ongoing for a long time, make sure to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Turf toe keeps coming back and I keep making it worse and I can't even bend my toe. I'm in so much pain. What do I do? No treatments?since it's a toe?

Turf toe keeps coming back and I keep making it worse and I can't even bend my toe. I'm in so much pain. What do I do? No treatments?since it's a toe?

Formal evaluation : You should see a doctor. The great toe is very important for walking and treating the problem is needed. Don't discount it because it is " only a toe". ...Read more

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Will anyone provide information about turf toe?

Turf toe: This is a jamming injury of the big toe joint resulting in damage or fracture of the articular cartilage. It takes time to heal and usually requires immobilization to aid the healing . See your podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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Turf toe still hurts after 3 weeks. Why? Is this normal ?

Turf toe still hurts after 3 weeks. Why? Is this normal ?

Turf toe sprain: Were casting and surgery involved? Usually I tell patients with sprains that they may take longer than a fracture to heal or over 6 weeks, especially if reinjury occurs. Think about what might be causing repeat injury and see your othopedic specialist or podiatrist for follow up. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/turf-toe-symptoms-causes-and-treatments?page=2 ...Read more

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Turf toe. Need inserts for dress shoes. What OTC material is best? Gel, foam? Pain exacerbated recently.

Go w/ rigid support: Believe it or not, you should buy something that will provide rigid support of the joint. The rigid support will prevent the toe from hyperextending while the tendons/ ligaments have a chance to heal. (www.Drmarkgalland.Com 10/16/2012). ...Read more

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Are there orthotics that only support ball of foot/toes? Does it have to cover entire footbed? Spur in ball of foot/turf toe.

Are there orthotics that only support ball of foot/toes?  Does it have to cover entire footbed? Spur in ball of foot/turf toe.

Ball of foot: Orthotics can be customized in many different ways. Since you are in pittsburgh, i'd recommend seeing dr. Burns or dr. Wukich at upmc who can help design and treat your turf toe and ball of foot pain. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I use voltaren (diclofenac) retard 100mg for my turf toe injury. It helps but is it safe to keep taking it for long?

I use voltaren (diclofenac) retard 100mg for my turf toe injury. It helps but is it safe to keep taking it for long?

Talk to your doctor: If you are tolerating the medication, and it is providing benefit you and your doctor can decide if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. All nsaids have a black box warning regarding cardiovascular risk. That being said, many patients safely use this medicine and other nsaids for months or years without problems. Also talk to your doctor about other options you have available. ...Read more

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I've had turf toe for over a year now. It will start to get better but prolonged walking brings the pain back. Dont think fractured bc not extreme pain?

I've had turf toe for over a year now. It will start to get better but prolonged walking brings the pain back. Dont think fractured bc not extreme pain?

Chronic: Turf toe can be unrelenting and chronic. It has ended the careers of many athletes. Antiinflammatories, injections, shoe modification, and surgery may be of help. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more