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Who Is at Risk for Turf Toe?

Monday, 15 February 2021 00:00

Turf toe is an injury that results from the big toe bending, or hyper extending, too far towards the top of the foot. Turf toe is a common football injury that can frequently occur as a result of playing on artificial turf. Athletes of other sports that use hard surfaces, such as ballet dancers, basketball players, and wrestlers, are also at a higher risk of developing turf toe. The most common sign of turf toe is pain around the big toe, as well as tenderness, swelling, immobility, and stiffness in the joints. Patients who are struggling to walk due to the pain around the toe should visit a podiatrist for a proper assessment. A podiatrist will likely take an X-ray and provide treatment options depending on the severity of the injury. 

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Barry P. Weinstein, DPM of Bellaire Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bellaire and Houston, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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