Caused by hyper extension of the great toe, resulting in sprain of the ligament around the big toe joint. Symptoms include swelling, pain and tenderness with weight-bearing. In severe cases, if left untreated it can lead to arthritis in the toe joint along with limited motion in the joint. Rest, Ice therapy, compression, as well as physical therapy to regain motion are conservative treatments for the condition. Should symptoms not improve, or if a full rupture of the ligament is suspected, and MRI for advanced imaging may be performed and surgical intervention may be necessary.