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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 provides the best relief for turf toe?

What provides the best relief for turf toe?

Immobilization: Usually taping and immobilization of the toe. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Could a turf toe injury (ignored for 1.5 years) be misdiagnosed/not noticed due to sesamoiditis (w/MRIs)? could that cause chronic pain in the area?

Tough to treat.: Sesamoiditis is considered to be just one component of a severe form of turf toe. Turf toe is just a term used to describe injury to the plantar structures of the big toe joint. One of the components are the sesamoids ant the tendon they sit in. Sesamoiditis, whether due to fracture, dislocation or inflammation is some times difficult to resolve and often requires either partial or total removal. ...Read more

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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

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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. Don't 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. Don't 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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Hi after running 2 days ago my sesamoid or turf toe has been really hurting and is swollen. It hurts constantly like a sprain. Did I break my toe?

Hi after running 2 days ago my sesamoid or turf toe has been really hurting and is swollen. It hurts constantly like a sprain. Did I break my toe?

Ck with your foot dr: You can't know a break or fracture for sure without an xray. However, your swollen toe has undergone some type of strain that needs to be evaluated further. In case it isn't a sprain, ; might be gout, the recommendations may be different. So, you want to make sure of the cause, and reduce the swelling to reduce pain. So, call your doctor so you can see what it is, and go from there. ...Read more

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Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused

Turf toe is more of: A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read more

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I've injured my toe (turf toe) 9 weeks ago. X-rays show no fracture. There has been no bruising or any swelling. Why so long to heal?

Tough Turf Toe.: Turf toe describes an injury that hyperextends the great toe dorsally. This sudden force can disrupt the soft tissue that surrounds the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint. This may include capsule, ligaments, tendons and any other soft tissue that in in the area. Treatment includes the RICE sequence. In some cases a cast or cam walker may be used. Depending on the severity, Figure 2 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it true that pigeon-toed children are more likely to be good runners than children who are not pigeon-toed?

Is it true that pigeon-toed children are more likely to be good runners than children who are not pigeon-toed?

Pigeon toe: Yes. People with pigeon-toes are usually better runners since they usually have a higher arch. ...Read more

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What causes children to walk on their tip-toes. Is that a sign of autism?

What causes children to walk on their tip-toes. Is that a sign of autism?

Toe-walking that: Persists > 3 months after a tot's first 10 independent steps is atypical. Drops in blood flow & oxygen, especially in late 2nd trimester can cause " tight heel cords", very mild cerebral palsy, more common in preemies. MRI & microscopic post-mortem studies of brains of people with ASD show abnormalities in areas that control motor planning & in axons that transmit signals. Other causes exist. ...Read more

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Heel pain in young children my 5year old daughter keeps complaining of pain in her left heel and big toe. It seems worst when we are out in the cold?

Heel pain in young children my 5year old daughter keeps complaining of pain in her left heel and big toe. It seems worst when we are out in the cold?

Foot Pain: Must have history to be able to narrow this down. How long has this been going on? 6 months or a week? Does she have a blister or any redness overlying the sore area. Is the complaint only outside in the cold? Or is it only with walking? Does it wake her up at night? Is it worsening over time? Or is it a stable complaint? Does she have fever? a limp? OK to try tylenol (acetaminophen) for a week, needs eval by doc ...Read more

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Is there a way to determine if I have turf toe vs a fracture without an X-ray and either way does the treatment vary?

Is there a way to determine if I have turf toe vs a fracture without an X-ray and either way does the treatment vary?

NO: Furf toe could involve capsul, ligament, and fracture, usualy MRI is the standard due to soft tissue injury, on xray you can't see soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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What can cause foot pain in young children?

What can cause foot pain in young children?

"growing pains"?: Sometimes, children get pain in bones that have not yet closed or fully formed. I.E. Pain to the heel in a child is often a condition called calcaneal apophysitis or sever's disease. It is a benign problem and usually self limiting. Rest and ice help it. (there are other causes this being a more common one.). ...Read more

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Turf Toe (Definition)

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