2021 ICD-10-CM Code S93.50

Unspecified sprain of toe

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

S93.50 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified sprain of toe. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S93.50 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:S93.50
Short Description:Unspecified sprain of toe
Long Description:Unspecified sprain of toe

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Unspecified sprain of toe

Header codes like S93.50 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for unspecified sprain of toe:

  • S93.501 - Unspecified sprain of right great toe
  • S93.501A - Unspecified sprain of right great toe, initial encounter
  • S93.501D - Unspecified sprain of right great toe, subsequent encounter
  • S93.501S - Unspecified sprain of right great toe, sequela
  • S93.502 - Unspecified sprain of left great toe
  • S93.502A - Unspecified sprain of left great toe, initial encounter
  • S93.502D - Unspecified sprain of left great toe, subsequent encounter
  • S93.502S - Unspecified sprain of left great toe, sequela
  • S93.503 - Unspecified sprain of unspecified great toe
  • S93.503A - Unspecified sprain of unspecified great toe, initial encounter
  • S93.503D - Unspecified sprain of unspecified great toe, subsequent encounter
  • S93.503S - Unspecified sprain of unspecified great toe, sequela
  • S93.504 - Unspecified sprain of right lesser toe(s)
  • S93.504A - Unspecified sprain of right lesser toe(s), initial encounter
  • S93.504D - Unspecified sprain of right lesser toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • S93.504S - Unspecified sprain of right lesser toe(s), sequela
  • S93.505 - Unspecified sprain of left lesser toe(s)
  • S93.505A - Unspecified sprain of left lesser toe(s), initial encounter
  • S93.505D - Unspecified sprain of left lesser toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • S93.505S - Unspecified sprain of left lesser toe(s), sequela
  • S93.506 - Unspecified sprain of unspecified lesser toe(s)
  • S93.506A - Unspecified sprain of unspecified lesser toe(s), initial encounter
  • S93.506D - Unspecified sprain of unspecified lesser toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • S93.506S - Unspecified sprain of unspecified lesser toe(s), sequela
  • S93.509 - Unspecified sprain of unspecified toe(s)
  • S93.509A - Unspecified sprain of unspecified toe(s), initial encounter
  • S93.509D - Unspecified sprain of unspecified toe(s), subsequent encounter
  • S93.509S - Unspecified sprain of unspecified toe(s), sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S93.50 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Toe Injuries and Disorders

Fourteen of the 26 bones in your feet are in your toes. The toes, particularly your big toe, help you move and keep your balance. Playing sports, running, stubbing your toe, and dropping something on your foot can damage your toes. Wearing shoes that are too loose or too tight can also cause toe problems. Certain diseases, such as severe arthritis, can cause toe problems and pain. Gout often causes pain in the big toe.

Common toe problems include

Treatments for toe injuries and disorders vary. They might include shoe inserts or special shoes, padding, taping, medicines, rest, and in severe cases, surgery.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)