Gout.... I get a flair up about twice a year, its a right pain in the wheels as I can't even get my shoe on.
I think I may be aggravating the issue now days as I'm running on a low carb Keto lifestyle which has a lot of fat and protein in it and as I've been told this can increase in uric acid.. hence flair ups.
I'm on Meloxicam plus pain relief but that I don't believe helps
What I tend to do now when I notice the joints beginning to cause pain is increase my fruit, lots of cherries and berries and also pure cherry and cranberry juices when I can find them (nothing else in it).
Still takes a while to ease down but I'd rather not add more chemicals to the mix.. Just getting over a bout that has had me unable to get the shoe on for the first week, now on week two and finding things easing off..