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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
April 06, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Turf Toe   big toe pain  

This condition occurs when an outside force is put onto the big toe causing a sprain in the ligaments around the big toe joint. Our team of doctors understand team sports and realize that your friends may play hard, potentially injuring themselves or you during a great game. While the score may show a win, injuries like turf toe, set you back in the game by several points.


  • Pushing off from your big toe and having your weight shift suddenly to the other foot like many football moves would require.
  • Sudden injury to the big toe mostly seen in soccer and football where the playing field is artificial and is harder than grass.
  • Wearing shoes that do not support the big toe for the specific sport – if the foot bends too far you are at more risk.


  • Pain and tenderness in the ball of the foot and the big toe area.
  • Limited big toe joint movement.
  • Unable to “push off” using your big toe.
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the ball of the injured foot.
  • Swelling in the big toe and ball of the foot.


  • Stay off your feet as much as you can and as long as you can to help it heal on its own.
  • Wrap a compression bandage around the big toe to help with swelling.
  • Use a cold pack with a border from a towel or washcloth and apply to the area several times a day for about 20 minutes each time.
  • Seek professional care.

Turf toe is a simple injury but can become complicated when it comes to the condition of the tendons, ligaments, joint surfaces, nerves and bones in the affected are around the big toe. While flexible shoes and synthetic surfaces are a hot risk for this injury, there are some easy resolutions to prevent or treat turf toe.

Dr. Mayer Salama and Daniel Salama have four locations in Michigan: Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Trento and Clarkston. Contact us at 313-274-0990 for an appointment to see if your symptoms show signs of turf toe or any other foot related problems. Don’t let your turf be compromised by your toes!

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040