Turf Toe Injuries

Turf Toe Injuries

SEXUAL PREDATORS IN YOUTH SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know – and to Ask

Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years. But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »
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Concerned About Your Child's New Summer Coach/Camp Counselor? Trust Your Instincts and Do Your Research + MORE

  By Rachel Flanagan With summer break comes a burst of new activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others. There are m.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes A young athlete writes: “I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »
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MomsTEAM Speaks With Dr. C. J. Abraham, Inventor of Universal Forcefield FF Protective Headband + MORE

MomsTEAM recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. C. J. Abraham, the inventor of the Universal Forcefield Protective Headband. Dr. Abraham is a licensed professional engineer, a Board-Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering, a Fellow in the Textile Institute, and has over 45 years of exp.... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Don’t Be Shy: Ask the Tough Questions

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, AND OF COURSE, IN SOME STATES, SCHOOL HAS ALREADY BEGUN. AND NATURALLY, ALL HS SPORTS PRACTICES, TRYOUTS, AND SCRIMMAGES ARE ALSO UNDERWAY. AS WE HEAD INTO SEPTEMBER, COLLEGE RECRUITING CONTINUES TO ESCALATE AS WELL. TO THAT END, I WANT TO REMIND A.... More »

Turf Toe Injuries

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Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California
Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field
 
The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s. The firmness of artificial turf caused the big toe joint to bend upward beyond it’s normal range…

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