Venous skin ulcers, or venous stasis ulcers, are often caused by a venous reflux disorder, a chronic condition that prevents toxic venous blood from being pumped back to the heart. This abnormal blood flow causes the buildup or pooling of toxins in the lower legs and ankles. The increased pressure on lower veins results in an inflammatory response towards surrounding tissues, leading to necrosis. In some cases, this can result in the formation of venous stasis ulcers.
The vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute strongly encourage patients to seek treatment for venous skin ulcers and other complications of venous insufficiency. In our state-of-the-art vein clinic, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman use the latest in vein treatment technology to help patients get back on their feet and find relief from painful ulcers and swollen, aching, and tired legs.
Early signs of venous ulcers include darkened or discolored skin around the ankle, or skin that feels leathery or waxy to the touch.
Symptoms of venous stasis leg ulcers are similar to those of varicose veins, and can include swollen legs, itchy skin, or painful lesions on the skin.
Because smaller, newer ulcers are easier to treat than larger or infected leg ulcers, it is crucial to seek treatment from an experienced vein specialist at the first sign of a venous skin ulcer.
Are you ready to enjoy life free of varicose veins? Contact Dr. Goldman or Dr. Varghese-Goldman at the Goldman Vein Institute and find out if our safe and effective vein treatment options are right for you.
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