Hello, I’m asking on behalf of my 54 year old mother. Here’s what she has described:

For the past few days, when I step on the floor, my left foot feels like there’s something swollen on the ball of my foot. However, after constant standing due to spring cleaning today, it has swelled up terribly. It doesn’t hurt much unless I walk or exert pressure on it.

She hopes to know if the swelling would go down with time and if applying hot compress would help. I have read that otc ibuprofen would help ease the inflammation, is that true? Thank you. 🙂