Turf Toe vs Gout: Similarities and Differences

Symptoms of turf toe

There are several symptoms associated with this injury and symptoms can range from moderate to severe. With that said, symptoms usually begin as mild and get worse over time. Symptoms associated with turf toe include:

  • Pain and tenderness: An individual may experience continuous pain or they may experience pain when they press their toe. In some instances, the toe pain can be so severe that putting any weight on it is too uncomfortable.
  • Swelling and bruising: Another symptom of this injury is swelling and bruising. In fact, it’s not rare for the big toe to feel inflamed. Also, you may notice bruising surrounding the inflamed toe which can even extend up to the foot.
  • Limited range of motion: Turf toe can also cause a limited range of motion for some people. You may not be able to move your toe around or bend it freely. It may even feel like your foot is weak.
  • Loose Joints: The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) is one of two joints in your big toe. When someone has this injury, it’s possible for their MTP to feel unstable.