It was grim news for VT Football fans when they heard Nick Becton, starting left tackle, sprained one of his right toes. He is going to be on the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time and there is no guarantee he will be able to be back on the field for Sept. 6th - the big season opener against Boise State.
For those of you thinking - "Toe sprain? He's seriously out for that? Walk it off man!" Here's the definition of a "sprained toe" according to Aurora Health Care. "A toe sprain is caused by a partial tear of the ligaments that support a toe. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other." Now it sounds a little more serious than you thought, huh?
Toe sprains can be caused by any number of things, from stubbing your toe to suddenly stopping a run and causing your toe to jam into the front of your shoe. And people MOST at risk for this type of injury are people playing sports, dancing, moving on rough ground, or people with poor coordination or the tendency to be clumsy.
If you think there is any possibility that you may have a sprain of any kind, you need to immediately see a doctor. They will need to run tests and determine a course of treatment which will definitely include rest from whatever activity lead to the injury.
Check out this site for more info on this particular injury. Toe Sprain
You can also check our our website if you are not sure what is causing your foot discomfort or pain. We have some great info on several different common ailments that may be the culprits. Shenandoah Podiatry