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Does your toe hurt THAT much?

Author: Aaron Thomas, MD
Peer-reviewer: Brandon Godfrey, MD
Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD

A 22 year old football player limps to the sideline after catching a sideline pass requiring him to land forcefully on his toes to complete the catch in bounds.  Now he is complaining of pain at his right 1st MTP saying that he thinks his "toe popped out".  A point of care ultrasound of the MTP joint is shown:

 Figure 1. Image courtesy of Ultrasoundpaedia



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