You can ease most foot pain with simple things yourself. If it doesn't go away, see a health care professional.
Try these things for a week:
If the skin on your foot looks flaky or blistered, see your pharmacist. They can recommend a cream.
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.
Symptoms may include:
You might have other symptoms apart from pain and swelling. How you treat them depends on the cause.
Main symptoms and Possible cause
These could be signs of a broken bone or ruptured Achilles tendon.
A quick guide to the 3 most common causes of foot pain.
Lateral foot pain causes and relief.