What are the symptoms of gout?
It could be an acute attack of gout.
Thanks for your query.
According to your description , pain over your right toe seems to be inflammatory in nature. It could be an acute attack of gout.
I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination and rule out any infective cause.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Get serum uric acid level checked out.
As this sharp pain occurs off and on, it could be due to increase uric acid level.Great toe is most frequent site for its deposition.
I suggest you to get your serum uric acid level checked outand get it evaluated by your doctor.