hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you have inflammation of the great toe, and as you have rightly said it could be gout
see your physician for the management..
you need to undergo investigation for diabestes, renal function test..
and then you need to put on indomethacin
, as other analgesics is contraindicated..
and there are drugs to reduce hyperuricemia
.. see your physician for the prescription..
all the very best..