Declares War on Turf Toe

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Turf toe - it may be a funny name, but it's not funny to athletes who suffer from this painful foot condition. As a form of arthritis, turf toe needs to be treated to arrest the progression of arthritis within the joint.

Turf toe describes an injury to the great toe joint that is commonly found in athletes including runners, soccer players and football players. Turf toe is a jamming injury that results in disruption of the cartilage of the joint. Damaged cartilage within the joint causes chronic achy and sometimes sharp pain. The pain can be so severe that even professional sports careers have been cut short.

"Turf toe is actually a form of hallux limitus" states Dr. Jeffrey Oster, Medical Director of "There's a number of reasons why athletes develop turf toe. Unfortunately, turf toe is often poorly diagnosed and missed in its' early stages" Oster said. "We use a number of methods to treat turf toe with one of the most successful being our carbon-graphite turf toe plate. The turf toe plate simply limits the range of motion of the joint and acts as a brace for the joint." ( is featuring turf toe plates as their featured item during the month of March. For more on turf toe and turf toe plates, contact on-line or at 1-888-859-8901.

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