How To: Treat a sports injury of turf toe

Treat a sports injury of turf toe

Turf toe may not sound serious, but it can end an athlete's career. Turf toe involves rupturing the capsule underneath the big toe. Learn how to treat sports toe injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab.

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Immobilize toe
Use ultrasound
Strengthen toe flexor group
Get an orthotic

About this Author
Mr. Paine is well known physical therapist with the Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hospital. After getting his degree in physical therapy from Texas Women's University he trained for several years under David Drez, MD, a renowned surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has been a rehab consultant for the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros and NASA. He has given hundreds of presentations in his career in the US and abroad and has published many chapters in text books and papers in peer review journals.

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