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Keith Taylor

It is most likely to be gout. But, you should return for another uric acid blood test once your symptoms have resolved. Because, uric acid in the blood can fall during a gout attack. As dissolved uric acid moves into joints as crystals.

You also need to get gout strength pain relief as soon as you can. Your Ketonal Retard should help with this. It is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug called ketoprofen. But, it is unlikely to be strong enough at Over The Counter strength. So, see a doctor or pharmacist about something stronger. In my experience, gout pain resolves better if you can stay mobile, with gentle exercise. Also, opinions differ, but I believe gentle heat is better than ice for gout pain.