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A few years ago when Stephen Jackson, a forward of the Golden Warriors, would be out for the rest of the NBA season due to a left toe injury. He would have to undergo surgery to remove bone fragments from his big toe.

This type of injury, commonly called “turf toe”, involves the ligaments to the metatarsalphalangeal joint (MPJ) at the base of the big toe (ball of the foot). They can be torn when the toe is either hyper-extended or hyper-flexed as a person stops short to jump or turn, which is why it is a common occurrence in athletes. Another contributing factor is artificial surfaces and or shoes that are too flexible.

The MPJ is a synovial joint between the head of the metatarsal bone and the base of the proximal phalanges enclosed in a capsule. Collateral and plantar ligaments support the joint. It is responsible for flexion (toe down), extension (toe up), adduction (movement of toe away from the midline), and some abduction (movement of toe towards the midline).

Normally, the treatment is non-surgical consisting of controlling inflammation with NSAIDS, ice, and restriction of the toe’s range of motion. Proper healing can take weeks or at least a month depending on the extent of the injury, which is graded according to severity on a scale of I to III. Grade I is more like a sprain, when the ligaments and capsule are stretched. There is an incomplete tear in the ligaments and capsule in Grade II and Grade III is a complete tear of the ligaments and capsule. Regrettably, there can be a recurrence with the formation of bone spurs. At this point, surgery becomes the next option.

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Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

281.397.3487

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm
Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists will be closed on
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
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Podiatry Office In Southwest Houston TX
7737 Southwest Fwy #500,
Houston, TX 77074

281.397.3487

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm
Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists will be closed on
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land & Houston podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

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