Foot Wear and Tear: Keep Your Feet Healthy This Summer

Hosted by Joan M. Carver, DPM

Summer is here and it’s time to put your best foot forward. Whether you’re a flip-flop fanatic, wear steel-toed work boots year-round, or have serious medical issues, proper foot care is one of the most important things we can do to protect our overall health and well-being. Take a step in the right direction and join us for today’s eHealth Talk with Cooper podiatrist, Joan M. Carver, DPM.

Foot problems are often the first sign of serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve and circulation disorders. In many cases, the shoes we choose, improper care and even the smallest injuries can lead to serious medical issues that can only be fixed through medical or surgical intervention. If you are one of the 43.1 million people in the U.S. with foot problems, log on and submit your most burning questions today.

Dr. Carver is an Attending Surgeon, Division of Podiatry at Cooper University Hospital. She specializes in the medical and surgical care of the feet, ankles and the related body structures. Dr. Carver joined the Department of Surgery after completing podiatric residency program at Cooper where she also served as Chief Resident. She graduated with honors from both Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and LaSalle University.

Her special interests include lower extremity care in the diabetic patient, wound care and prevention. She sees patients in Cooper’s Surgical Specialties offices Marlton, Voorhees and Washington Township.