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Do you have pain and swelling of the big toe? Is there tenderness or a pulling sensation of your big toe? Turf toe as a painful condition can occur with energetic bending of the big toe that becomes red, and swollen. Occurring in sports people who play tennis, rugby, American football and beach soccer, turf toe is a surface level condition. This condition takes place when playing or running on artificial surfaces. As the shoe grips the surface, the weight of the body goes forward and as a result the big toe is bent upwards. People who wear soft shoes that are flexible and those who have an increased range of motion in the ankle suffer from turf toe. Turf toe causes the tendons on the plantar and dorsal surfaces to get inflamed and besides being injurious; this condition prevents the athletes and football players from participating in the game. The podiatrists at Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose, California are experienced doctors who can diagnose the condition immediately and render precise treatment and care.

With knowledge and expertise, the podiatrists at the Cupertino clinic offer advice and recommend the correct treatment according to the condition of the injury. With the soft tissue around the big toe being injured, turf toe can prevent sports people, dancers and those who practice martial arts from taking part in their specialized fields and can cause inconvenience for weeks. One of the main symptoms is pain accompanied by swelling with the movement of the toe being limited and a "pop" is felt at the time of injury. Turf toe occurs when there is extension beyond the normal range of the big toe. The podiatrists at Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose render the necessary care with diagnosis, treatment and follow up.

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The podiatrists at the Cupertino clinic will prescribe medications, advice their patients besides asking them how the accident occurred, the kind of sports that they participate in, the type of occupation, the kind of footwear worn and other relevant questions. The podiatrists at the clinic in Cupertino will examine the injured foot thoroughly, note the location and pattern of the swelling, render a detailed examination of both feet to see the difference and if there is a history of any foot problems. The podiatrists at the clinic will also recommend an X-ray, an ultrasound, bone scan, imaging tests, MRI or CT scans, tape the injured foot to restrict extra movement and prescribe strengthening and rehabilitation treatments.

As immediate treatment, the athlete can apply ice to the injured area, use a compression bandage, rest and when walking use crutches besides seeing a professional podiatrist as soon as possible. Shoes with firm soles can be worn and take advice from the podiatrists at the Cupertino clinic about the type of inserts that can be custom designed to offer relief. The podiatrists at the clinic in Cupertino will also advise their patients to rectify any problems in their gait and recommend a sports medicine therapist or specialist to advocate less strenuous training exercises and techniques that will reduce further injury. The podiatrists at Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose, California deploy keen attention, professional help, accurate diagnosis and advice to help their patients get back on a comfortable and normal track.

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After earning his degree in podiatry and completing his residency, Dr. Michael Cornelison joined an existing Cupertino practice in 2000. When the other podiatrist retired in 2003, Dr. Cornelison took over the practice and formed Cupertino Podiatry, Inc.

Dr. Cornelison specializes in advanced reconstructive surgery while simultaneously dedicating himself to helping patients avoid such surgery. His practice emphasizes restoring the support and function of the foot to provide long-term relief of symptoms rather than just relieving symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. He looks for the root of the problem rather than attempting to just put a band-aid on it.

Cupertino Podiatry can also fit patients with orthotics (therapeutic footwear and inserts) to aid recovery or for long-term management. And whether you are a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, Dr. Cornelison can create a specialized sports injury treatment program to help you get back on your feet.

Dr. Cornelison has earned the prestigious 'Diamond Certified Award' based on outstanding customer satisfaction. To learn more, please visit: http://www.diamondcertified.com.

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7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed For Lunch Noon - 2pm
Michael J. Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS
10353 Torre Avenue, Suite C
Cupertino, California 95014
(408) 446-5811