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Foot Care

Did you know? Our feet carry us an average of 184,000 kilometers in a lifetime.1 Good foot health allows you to stay active and healthy.

Tips for basic foot care

  • Check your feet daily
  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks that fit your feet
  • Be active daily
  • Wash your feet every day
  • Keep your feet soft and smooth
  • Cut or file your nails straight across and never shorter than the end of your toe

If your feet hurt, see your doctor or other health care providers such as a podiatrist.

For more information about foot care, please visit Veterans Affairs Canada Putting Your Best Foot Forward: A Guide to Foot Care.

Date of creation: April 18, 2013
Last modified on: September 1, 2015

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1Veterans Affairs Canada. (2012). Putting your best foot forward: A guide to foot care. Retrieved from