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What is turf toe?

What Causes Turf ToeOften associated with football, turf toe is a condition where your big toe, after being jammed into artificial turf or a grass playing surface, bends beyond its normal limits. The actual injury takes place to the ligaments found at the joint where the toe meets the foot. As a result of the hyperextension, the ligaments become stretched or even torn.

In spite of the football association, there are actually a variety of causes of turf toe and the condition can be seen in athletes from other such sports and physical activities as soccer, basketball, and ballet. Dancing may be a stark contrast to football, but ballet dancers are susceptible to the injury due to the importance of the big toe for their craft.

When you or a loved one believe to have sustained this toe injury, schedule an appointment with Richardson Podiatry Associates for a proper diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Our office is conveniently located in Richardson, TX and we have the caring, professional staff to help you with any foot or ankle issue you sustain. Schedule an appointment with our office by calling (972) 690-5374 or use our online form.

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