How To Ease Foot Pain And Swelling
- Aug 07, 2018 -
Try these things for a week:
put as little weight as possible on the foot – if you can, avoid standing on it
put an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas in a towel) on the foot for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours
wear comfortable shoes – for example, avoid shoes with heels
If the skin on your foot looks flaky or blistered, see your pharmacist. They can recommend a cream.
see a GP if:
the pain doesn't go away
the pain is very bad
your symptoms suddenly get much worse
you keep getting the same pain
you have a very high temperature or you feel hot and shivery
your groin feels tender and painful (swollen glands) – this can be a sign of infection
A foot specialist can help with foot pain
Your GP might refer you to a foot specialist (podiatrist or chiropodist) to get help with your pain.
They should be able to tell you what's wrong with your foot and recommend things like creams or insoles.
You can also pay to see a podiatrist privately.
See a Pif: