Turf toe happens when the first joint of the big toe is forced past its normal range of motion. It can happen when the foot is on the ground, the heel is raised, and a person falls onto you. It may also be caused by stopping too suddenly when running.
Things that raise the risk of turf toe are:
Activities, such as:
Playing sports on artificial turf
Wearing the wrong type of sports shoes
Problems may be:
Pain in the ball of the foot and the big toe
Swelling and bruising of the ball of the foot and the big toe
Problems putting weight on the foot
Problems pushing off on the big toe
Limited range of motion in the big toe
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. You will also be asked how you injured the toe. An exam of your toe will be done.
Images of the foot may be taken. This can be done with:
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