A turf toe injury usually happens suddenly, and can painfully restrict your big toe for quite a while. Taking care of the problem promptly can help you limit the damage and heal more quickly. After the injury happens, begin RICE treatment—rest, ice, compress, and elevate. Take a break from all hard-impact activities to rest your foot. Ice the sprained big toe to help decrease swelling and inflammation in the area. Wrap the foot in a bandage or wear stiff-soled shoes to compress the joint and keep it from moving too much. Prop your foot up on pillows to help minimize swelling as well.
After the initial first aid, you may need additional treatment like physical therapy to heal completely. Let Dr. Darren Silvester and our staff at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic know about your big toe pain, so we can help manage your injury. Just call our Pleasanton office at (210) 375-3318 or use the website contact form to make an appointment with us.