You probably have an Acute attack of Gout
Thanks for your query.
Your symptoms are suggestive of an Acute attack of Gout.
Gout occurs due to high Uric Acid level in the blood. It is however, not necessarily raised during an attack of gout.
You need to get blood workup, along with an X-ray/CT scan
of the foot done.
A short course of an Anti-inflammatory drug, such as, Indomethacin; or, Colchicine
will relieve pain and swelling. Thereafter, a regular intake of a Uric acid-lowering drug to maintain blood uric acid level to within normal range, will prevent further attacks of Gout.
Preventive measures include weight reduction; avoidance of alcohol, smoking
and foods rich in high uric acid.
Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with my opinion; order required tests, and- based on the reports- will arrive at a certain diagnosis and prescribe suitable treatment as advised.
Hope I have addressed to your concerns to your complete satisfaction and you find my response helpful and informative. I will be happy to answer further queries, if any.
Fond regards and have a nice day,
Col (Dr.) Rakesh Karanwal