Go to your local health food store and pick up some black cherry concentrate. Take a tblspoon 3 times a day till the pain subsides,which should be about 3-5 days. After that,take a dose one time a day to prevent flare ups. Also avoid processed meats,nitrates,chocolate,beer and red wine. These foods promote uric acid formation in your joints causing the pain and inflammation. Black cherry concentrate disolves the uric acid,also a great source of vit c. Hope this helps!