Toe (on your foot) removal and recovery


Active Member
May 24, 2001
Anybody every have a big toe removed surgically before? If so, what can I expect as far as recovery, shoes, and any mobility restrictions? Obviously personal experience is needed for opinions. No wives tails Etc.
I am diabetic, but surgeon tells me that cause was a staph infection from a puncture which went undetected until it ate itself out to the surface and then went nuts when exposed to the air becoming uncontrollable until offending appendage was removed. Worst part so far is the massive IV antibotics i am taking for 6 weeks not allowing me to install my motor in the car. I shall overcome this bump in the road and move on!
my grandfather hasnt had his big toe for over 30 years. He said it took alittle getting used to but it wasnt that bad.