A good step is to see your podiatrist, who can assess and treat you as part of a personalised treatment plan.
It can also help to look after your overall general health – by drinking plenty of water, wearing correct footwear and exercising regularly where possible.
No single treatment works for everyone, which is why it is so important to see a podiatrist who can tailor a treatment plan to specifically reflect your needs. Treatment for pain can be varied – to include anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
Whereas if swelling and inflammation is the cause of pain – ice packs, strapping and stretching can form part of your treatment plan. For biomechanical issues – such as flat feet or bunions – orthotics may be prescribed as part of a wider treatment plan.
Given the complexity of ailments affecting the feet and lower limbs, only your podiatrist can prescribe the treatment most suited to your needs. Most importantly, don’t selfdiagnose pain treatment – please see a podiatrist.