Be Good to Your Feet
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Your feet are under a lot of pressure. Every day they support you. They help you stand, walk, run, jump – that’s a lot of work. It’s no wonder that in order keep up with these demands, your feet contain more than a quarter of all the bones in your body.
Did you know that together your feet make about one cup (about half a pint) of sweat every day? That means your feet make more sweat per square inch of skin than any other part of your body.
Common foot problems
- Bunions – bony growths or misaligned bone at the side of the foot
- Calluses and corns – dead, thickened skin
- Hammertoes – toe joints that curl up or under
- Ingrown, thickened, or discolored toenails
- Diabetes-related problems – e.g., loss of feeling or circulation problems
- Arthritis-related problems – joint damage
- Heel pain from heel spurs or an inflamed ligament along the bottom of the foot
Take care with footwear
Shopping for shoes
Socks matter, too!
No matter what type you choose, it’s important to change your socks daily.
If the shoe fits...
TLC for your feet
Tips for daily foot care*
Tips for maintaining good circulation
*If you have diabetes, skip to the following section with special tips on foot care from the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Diabetes foot care
If you have diabetes, you may know that you need to take special care of your feet. Foot problems are common in people living with diabetes, and can lead to some serious complications if you don’t address them.
The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends a good daily foot care routine for people with diabetes:
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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