Turf Toe

A good arch support that stabilizes the complex, four arch structure of the foot can help to transfer weight from the big toe and first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). When the four arches of the foot are properly supported, foot biomechanics are improved and over pronation can be controlled further reducing the stress placed on the big toe and the MPJ. Turf toe is a term used to describe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. It’s caused by jamming the big toe or repeatedly pushing off the big toe forcefully. Turf toe can also result from bending your big toe back beyond its normal limit, causing hyperextension.


The most common symptoms of turf toe include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement at the base of the big toe. Symptoms could develop slowly and worsen over time, or occur immediately due to sudden forceful motion. When a sudden turf toe injury occurs, a “pop” can sometimes be felt.

Our Pain Relief Solutions

Feet First arch supports and orthotics which feature a metatarsal rise have been designed to provide relief from excess toe pressure, including the “toe off” push of the big toe. Most customers tell us that Feet First’s arch supports featuring a metatarsal rise have helped them experience reduction in pain, prevention or complete elimination of the pain and swelling associated with turf toe.

Turf Toe

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