Most foot problems will start to resolve in 8-24 weeks
Foot pain can be a symptom of many different conditions. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is causing the foot to be painful, as there may not have been an obvious reason. Often a foot can become painful a few days after doing an activity that is different for you. This may have been something simple, such as a longer time spent walking or standing.
For some people their foot pain may be the result of injury sustained whilst playing sport or from a fall or awkward twist.
Most foot problems will start to improve within 8-24 weeks.
Symptoms to check
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Get advice from 111 now if:
- your foot is very painful and you cannot put any weight on it
- you have direct injury to the foot and it has become very swollen very quickly
- your foot is badly swollen or has changed shape
- you heard a snap, grinding or popping noise at the time of injury
- you have a very high temperature, feel hot and shivery, and have redness or heat around the foot – this can be a sign of infection
111 will tell you what to do. They can tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.