Turf toe, results from hyperextension of the big toe joint as the heel is raised off the ground. An external force is placed on the big toe, and the soft tissue structures that support the big toe on the top are torn or ruptured.

These injuries most often occur among American football and soccer players on artificial grass. Artificial surfaces tend to be harder and less shock absorbent. In addition, the athletic shoes designed for artificial surfaces are softer and more flexible, providing the athlete with more agility, but much less stability in the forefoot.

Causes

  • Hyperextension of big toe joint
  • Playing on artificial turf
  • Oversue injury
  • Improper shoe gear

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain with moving big toe joint
  • Swelling of big toe
  • Bruising around big toe
  • Pain with walking

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