Picture this, it’s middle of football season and there are plenty of exciting games— both at our local high schools and on the national stage. Go Cowboys!Teams everywhere are doing their best to play well and make the playoffs. So the last thing any football player wants to hear is that he has turf toe. The last thing any football player wants to hear is that he has turf toe.
Unfortunately, turf toe can be a pretty big deal. Players may not like it, but without adequate healing and rest, your football star won’t be able to play. Treating turf toe is always worth the effort.
Turf toe is a big toe sprain that weakens the whole forefoot. Hyperextending the big toe overstretches the supporting ligaments and pinches the tissues in the joint. This is painful and limits the foot’s push-off power for walking, running, and jumping. Like other sprains, this injury won’t get better on its own—and especially if your football player tries to “push through” it.
That’s why treatment is so important. Fortunately, treatment is usually simple. Unfortunately, it will mean at least a little time on the bench. Here’s what you can expect for treatment options:
Rest – A sprained toe needs time to heal. This will mean taking a break from football and other activities that would strain the damaged ligaments.
Ice – Ice helps decrease swelling and inflammation, alleviating pain and allowing the toe to heal.
Stabilize – Most likely the toe will need to be protected by either a stiff shoe or a special boot to keep it from hyperextending during recovery.
Condition – Once the damage has healed, the toe will need to be reconditioned to handle the strain of sports like football.
You’ll most likely need to make accommodations in cleats to help protect the sprained toe from further damage in the future, too. This might mean getting cleats with stiffer soles so they don’t allow your football player’s toe to bend back so far, or using orthotics to stabilize the lower limbs.
Sports injuries like turf toe can have long-lasting consequences, so they need proper treatment. Let our experts at Dallas Podiatry Works help you and the athletes in your life invest in your feet. If you have any questions or are concerned about foot pain, contact our offices in Dallas and Plano for more information or a consultation today. Just call—972.853.7100 for Dallas, and (972) 943-3323 for Plano—or use our website to reach us.
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The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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