My sister is in hospital as her toes have gone black. the surgeon has only given her two options, either leave them and they will drop off on their own (this could take two years) and continue taking pain killers which are addictive or remove the toes but this could cause infections.
She is at a loss as what to do as both options appear to still leave her with a lot of pain in her feet.
The toes are dead. Have them removed.
Yes there is a risk of infection but there is also a risk by just letting them be. Look up gangrene. It can be very painful as well.