health procedures


Question by  sd215 (33)

Are there side effects of having toes amputated?

Not all of them, say like two.


Answer by  Anita27 (656)

Amputating your toes will sometimes affect your balance. The pinky toes are especially important when it comes to balance. Your big toes help you jump.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

As with all amputations, "phantom" feelings may result. In addition, loss of toes will likely affect balance and gait, possibly causing pain or stres on kness and back in a differnt pattern than previously. If diabetes is an issue, infection or slow healing may also be a side effect. Careful monitoring and perhaps rehab may both be required.


Answer by  Amom (701)

If you are getting your toe amputated because of an injury then you'll have to deal with possible infection and depending on the toe balance issues. The big toe and the pinky toe of the foot help with balance. If it was caused by diabetes then you may have problems healing the amputation site.


Answer by  Olive (1195)

Surgery always involves a bit of risk, however routine. Losing some toes would require an adjustment and some time to get used to.


Answer by  Anonymous

Just had my 4th toe on left foot amputated... it bloomin hurts! it also looks yucky and having my dressing changed puts me off eating for hours. I'm hoping for a tiny little hook for xmas Hope this helps!

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