I know someone, a 19 year old girl, who broke one of the small bones on the top of her foot a few months ago. She wasn't as careful as she should have been, and altough it's healed, she's in a lot of pain and the doctor told her that she has widespread inflammation. She has to take pain killers in order to get through the day and she can't walk on it at all.
Does anyone have any idea how to help the inflammation go down? She's doing her National Service year and this is really messing things up - apart from the fact that she'd like to be able to use her foot again!