I've just been for my appointment at the hospital and it is as my GP suspected - I've got osteoarthritis at the joint at the base of my big toe :-(
He was quite an understanding doc and got the idea about not wanting to give up running, but even so all he said they could do was mask the pain with stuff like Ibuprofen and injections, but it would just be buggering up the joint all the same.
Anyway - I'm keeping going until FLM2003, and will make a decision after that.
Any chance of the medics on the forum coming up with the URWFRC Bionic Toe in the meantime?
Any advice welcomed :-)