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What is "Turf Toe?"

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Updated June 04, 2014

Turf toe is a condition that can sideline the most well-trained football players, and other athletes. So what is this condition and how is it treated?

Turf toe is a condition of pain at the base of the big toe, located at the ball of the foot. Turf toe is usually caused from either jamming the toe, or pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping. The most common complaint is pain at the base of the toe, but patients may also have symptoms of stiffness and swelling.

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