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For many of you who watched the game between the Ravens and the Steelers on Sunday, November 6, you might not have known that that game was the first game back for the Baltimore Ravens’ left offensive guard, Ben Grubbs. The veteran had been sidelined for six games due to an injury called “turf toe.” But what is turf toe? It is an injury to the big toe, where the big toe has actually been hyperextended as the heel of the foot is raised off the ground. The soft tissue around the top of the toe are thus torn or ruptured. The reason this is called “turf toe” is that this injury usually happens only in team sports, where people run around on a field or turf field.

The way to treat a turf toe is to rest, so as to allow the soft tissue to heal and prevent any re-tearing. Also by icing and taking anti-inflammatory medicine will reduce the swelling in the injury as well as the pain. By reducing the swelling in the toe, you then allow your body’s natural healing processes to get into the injury and repair it. You should also make sure to wrap the toe so that the toe will be secure, not allowing it to re-tear. Make sure to see your podiatrist to make sure it isn’t more injured than a turf toe, because a broken toe can be a result from a turf toe.

It is hard to prevent the injury from happening, since most times it just happens, but you can do a couple of things to help prevent turf toe from happening to you. First, never play barefoot. That is always asking for trouble. Second, make sure you have a supportive shoe. That way, your toe should stay upward, not under your foot when your heel comes off the ground.

If your in need of an appointment with a podiatrist, Dr. Vargas would love to help you get back in the game pain free.


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) or Katy, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high-quality, tested foot care products in our store.
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"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

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Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Podiatry Office In Katy, TX
23410 Grand Reserve Drive, Suite 804
Katy, TX 77494

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, 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 podiatry office offers 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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