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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Turf Toe (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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

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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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 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?

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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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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Toes (Definition)

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