OA big toe
I have OA in big toe joint. Not overweight, eat healthily and like to be active. Consultant advised fusion of big toe joint, am against this as worried will only move the problem elsewhere in foot with change of gait. GP prescribed me Naproxen 500mg to take on an as and when basis.This has worked well for two and half years. I also have regular acupuncture. Lately though my foot hurts constantly I need the Naproxen every day to make the pain bearable. Even then it's not 100%, I walk slowly because not sure when pain is coming. I do aqua aerobics fine. How can I improve matters? Is it OK to take Naproxen 500mg every day on a long term basis. Am worried I'm setting myself up for other health problems when apart from the OA I am perfectly healthy.