ND14.8/S93.5 Strain or sprain of toe



A strain or sprain of the toe is caused by trauma to the toe or foot, such as a fall or twist, or by overstretching or overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the toe.


The diagnosis of a strain or sprain of the toe is typically made through a physical exam and history of the injury. X-rays may be used to rule out a fracture.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for a strain or sprain of the toe includes a fracture, tendinitis, or a ligament tear.


Treatment for a strain or sprain of the toe may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be used to reduce pain and swelling. Physical therapy may help to improve flexibility and strength.


The prognosis for a strain or sprain of the toe is generally good, with most people making a full recovery. Recovery times vary depending on the severity of the injury.

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