1 Deke Martin 11 months ago About 30 years or so ago I badly stubbed the great toe of my right foot. I suspected it was broke, but I was young, stoopid and di'n need no steenking doctors so I let it be. About 10-15 years ago it started giving me a little jip in the cold weather, but nothing I couldn't handle - again, I let it be. 5 or so years ago the jip got more intense, more frequent and longer lasting - these days it hurts all the time, and I mean ALL.I finally manned up and went to the doc's (yes fellas, it is more manly to go to the doc's than not go), had an x-ray, and today I was told it was...Early Arthritic Changes.Arthritis? How can that be? I may be technically in my mid-50s, but I'm still 16 in my head, I can't possibly have arthritis. I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do when I grow up!On the plus side it hurts less when I work it (actually that's not true; it hurts like hell when I work it, but the relentless daily pain is eased considerably after I've worked it), and I'm still upright and this side of the grass. Life ain't all bad.