Had to go to the doctor today because my left foot feels like somebody hit it with a sledghammer where my big toe connects to my foot. I was told it is probably gout, X-rays and blood acid test haven't come back yet. Anyone else been through this, and if so, what are some sources of relief for this ungodly pain? I am a contractor, and I have customers to take care of, and right now I can barely hobble from one room to the next. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. On a more pleasant note, the scale at the Dr's office put me at a 50lb weight loss since January!