Diabetes: The epidemic of the 21st century – 10 facts about Diabetes It is an epidemic disease affecting about 422 million people worldwide. It is estimated that 10,3% of the Cyprus population suffers from Diabetes – that’s 90 thousand people. Every 15 seconds, an amputation takes place somewhere in the world due to Diabetes complications….

In its early stages, the disease does not usually present any symptoms. There are cases where patients do not know that they suffer from Diabetes, even years after the onset of the disease. In Type 1 Diabetes, changes are usually abrupt and the first manifestation of the disease is often developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with…

Before travelling: If you are experiencing any foot pain, make sure you visit your podiatrist prior to your departure. Foot pain is not normal and you should not ignore it. Do some everyday walking using the shoes you intend to take with you to the trip at least two to three weeks before your trip….

Podiatrist Georgia Liopetriti was part of the Cypriot delegation of Special Olympics 2014 in Antwerp (Belgium Special Olympics European Summer Games – Antwerp 2014), where she took part in the “Healthy Athletes” program during the games in Belgium on the 9th – 20th of September and gained the Clinical Director title. Since then, she has…

A number of nail and skin changes can occur as a result of underlying vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. The recognition of such changes can aid in diagnosing and treating them. Some of the changes that are observed are: Pallor (pale skin). Pallor occurs when there is reduced oxyhaemoglobin (oxygen carrier) to the skin. Severe anaemia…

Children’s feet grow on average two sizes per year in the first four years of their life and one size per year after, until growth is complete. Yet, a child’s foot may not grow for a long period of time and then grow several sizes in a rather short period. Feet need to be measured…

In the back-to-school rush, shoe shops all over the country are heaving with parents and children intent on buying back-to-school shoes. Yet many school children are wearing shoes that are too small, despite the risk of deformity and injury associated with ill-fitting shoes. Before parents splash out on expensive school shoes, The Society of Chiropodists…

  What is a gait analysis examination and what information does it provide? Gait analysis is a diagnostic test which examines the feet both in a static (standing) and a dynamic phase (walking). Gait analysis provides us with a digital representation of the feet. The gait analysis platform is a flat surface device containing pressure…

Όπως γνωρίζετε, η είσφρυση όνυχος (γυρισμένο νύχι στο κρέας) είναι μία κατάσταση που προκαλεί πόνο και φλεγμονή και χρειάζεται ειδική μεταχείριση. Κάποιες φορές αυτή η πάθηση προκαλείται από τον ίδιο τον ασθενή, εν αγνοία του και με την πάροδο του χρόνου. Ο λανθασμένος τρόπος κοψίματος των νυχιών, είτε γίνεται από τον ίδιο τον ασθενή είτε…

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