Turf Toe Taping

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Turf toe is a common injury seen in athletes, especially in football players because of how their toe is placed on the artificial grass. To prevent long term 1st joint capsule injury, a turf toe taping technique has been made to prevent dorsiflexion (toe moving up) of the big toe. First, anchor the big toe using 1 inch tape, as seen in Fig 2. Second, use another longer 1 inch tape and place vertically, connecting the big toe to the bottom mid foot, making sure you are pulling the toe down, as seen on the arrow. Finally, using 1.5-2 inch tape, secure the longitudinal tape across the mid foot.