FOOT AILMENTS — Turf Toe

Turf Toe

Posted by Mark Lewis on

Causes: Turf toe is a term used to describe a sprain of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, which is a joint in the big toe. The most common cause of the spraining, or jamming, of this joint is impact from a contact injurt or sports.  Symptoms: Turf toe injuries occur when the big toe is bent back forcefully. Over extension or hyper extension of the toe joint causes the fibers in the ligaments to tear. The injury can also damage the capsule that surrounds the joint in the toe and cause intense pain toward the midsection and bottom of the...

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