Our expert says:
Gavin, it is difficult to say for sure from this side of the screen, but it does sound like gout. I suppose there is a small possibility that it is due to something else like a blood clot, but then the pain killers probably wouldn’t have worked. The best would be to see your doctor and have him sort it out for you. If you’re interested in something I wrote on gout you’re welcome to mail me at CyberDoc@mweb.co.za. Good luck.
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