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Can anything besides football cause turf toe?

Sports and turf toeAlthough the commonly used term for a big toe sprain is “turf toe,” that does not mean the injury is only limited to football or even turf-based activities. The most frequent cause of this injury is having the foot planted and fixed on the ground while the big toe is forced into a hyperextended (or in other words, very bent) position.

The composition of artificial turf and the type of athletic shoes commonly worn on it make the risk of a sprain on that surface relatively higher, but this injury can also be experienced in runners, dancers, and participants in many other activities and sports that involve quick planting and moving of the feet.

Whether you have hurt your toe on turf or some other way, the doctors at Martin Foot and Ankle will help you find relief and the safest route to a quick recovery. We can also help you rehabilitate an injured foot or ankle back to proper playing strength. Our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA are open for you. Call us at (717) 757-3537 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Bradley B. Boyer
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