Treating Tendonitis of the Foot
Your healthcare provider's first concern is to reduce your symptoms. Using ice and heat, taking medicines, and limiting activity help control pain and swelling. Follow all of your healthcare provider's instructions. Returning to activity too soon may cause your symptoms to come back.
Ice and heat
Ice helps prevent swelling and reduce pain. Place ice on the painful area for
Your healthcare provider may tell you to take ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medicines. These reduce pain and swelling. Take them as directed. Don’t wait until you feel pain. In more severe cases, cortisone may be injected to relieve pain.
Rest allows the tissues in your foot to heal. Stay off your feet for a few days, then slowly work back into activity. If you do high-impact activities, such as running or aerobics, try other activities that place less strain on your foot. Cycling and swimming are good choices.