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Turf Toe Brace

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Do you need a brace for Turf Toe?

Turf Toe is a painful condition that affects the big toe joint. It’s caused by hyperextension of the big toe which stretches the ligament of the joint leading to pain and inflammation. It is a common injury in sprinting and jumping sports but can occur from a trip or a slip. We have written detailed articles on Turf Toe symptoms & treatment as well as a piece on playing sports with Turf Toe. If reducing activity levels and wearing cushioned footwear alongside anti-inflammatories and icing doesn’t reduce your pain levels then it is worth considering buying a Turf Toe Brace

In this article, our aim is to provide you with information about various Turf Toe Braces that we recommend to our patients.

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James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in Foot & Ankle injuries. james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

Best Turf Toe Braces

The best type of Turf Toe Brace should have an element of compression to reduce swelling and a fixed plate or boot underneath to prevent hyperextension of the big toe joint.

Light turf Toe Brace

This is a simple but effective Turf Toe Brace for reducing the amount of movement at the big toe joint.

We often recommend this for patients with very mild symptoms to help control the movement at the big toe joint rather than stop or restrict movement.

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OS1st TT3 Turf Toe Brace

This is an effective brace for mild to moderate symptoms of Turf Toe. It is a simply slip-on sock that is elasticated to prevent it from slipping off.

The bar under the big toe limits the amount of extension in the big toe which is the key aggravator of Turf Toe.

The compression element of the sock reduces swelling in acute episodes of Turf Toe.

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BraceAbility Turf toe Brace

We recommend the Walkability Turf Toe Brace for patients with moderate to severe pain levels.

In this instance, the toe needs to be immobilized and this hard-soled brace with a curved sole prevents the toe from bending at all.

This reduces inflammation and pain in the toe and is recommended for those who have tried every other option.

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.

Related Article: Turf Toe Symptoms & Treatment

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