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CA PODIATRIST DISCUSSES TREATMENT FOR 'TURF TOE'

 

 

 

 

“Turf toe” could be a few different types of injuries - not just one specific condition or anatomical structure. The primary method of prevention is use of stiffer shoes/cleats and taping (particularly for sports where one is barefoot)," says Amol Saxena, DPM.
 
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Dr. Amol Saxena
 
 
"Most turf toe injuries can be treated without surgery. Mild sprains usually need some relative rest, ice, and stiffer shoes and/or insoles. Oftentimes, a specific foot insert (orthosis) or turf toe insole is used to help an athlete return to play. These keep the big toe from bending too much. Sometimes, a cleat is directly under a sesamoid; removing the sesamoid can be helpful. Moderate cases usually need a boot as well as non-weight-bearing," says Dr. Saxena.
 
Source: Soccer America [3/2/18]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
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