Turf Toe

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Acute first metatarsophalangeal joint injury – more common on artificial turf.

Sprain of plantar capsule and impact injury to articular cartilage.
Commonly due to hyperextension of joint with the foot in a slightly dorsiflexed position.

RICE; strapping and rigid shank shoe to restrict dorsiflexion; nonsteroidial anti-inflammatory medication; physical therapy – range of motion exercises

Prevention – rigid shoe inserts

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