Your symptoms can be due to gout.
This occurs due to increase of uric acid in blood and deposition of uric acid crystals in joints.
The other possibility of the diagnosis can be autoimmune arthritis.
Ibuprofen can help you.
Following measures will help in resolving the attack;
1) Avoid alcohol and sweetened drinks, preserved fruit juices
2) Plenty of liquids and water
3) Avoid Organ meats, poultry, sea-food
4) Also avoid Pulses and lentils
Milk and yogurt are beneficial in the gout. Please see the slide show and dietary measures in this resource;
Colchicine is taken for the acute attack.
You would need following blood work
Serum uric acid
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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