Re: Amputation of big toe
I agree with what others have said......amputation seems VERY drastic. I had significant, if not severe, OA in my big toe. I had the MTP joint fused on Oct 28, 2009. I can already see that I will ironically have more mobility with my immobile joint. I would think too, that if the joint in the toe itself is affected fusing it would not be an issue. It would be far better than amputation!
dbrink, I hope you find relief from that infection soon. That sounds nasty. I had a bit of infection in the incision when the stitches were removed. It was easily fixed with antibiotics. Do you have some "servants" while you are off your foot? I think you deserve some pampering!
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.