Thanks for writing to us.
You might suffering from gouty arthritis
I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray of the area affected, aspiration of joint fluid for examination under his/her guidance.
Take steps to reduce the risk of future attacks.
*Control your weight. Being overweight
increases your risk for gout.
*Limit alcohol, especially beer. Alcohol can reduce the release of uric acid by the kidneys into your urine, causing an increase of uric acid in your body.
*Limit meat and seafood. Diets high in meat and seafood (high-purine foods) can raise uric acid levels.
*Follow a moderate exercise program.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.