If you are in Jupiter and you are suffering from Venous Leg Ulcers, the Goldman Vein Institute can help!
A venous leg ulcer is a sore that usually develops on the inner leg, just above the ankle area. It is a long-lasting sore that will often take more than 4 to 6 weeks to heal.
Below are the common symptoms:
Increased blood pressure in the leg veins can cause the vein pumps to fail, resulting in pooled blood which eventually turns into an ulcer. Ulcers usually occur when the leg is bumped or scratched. Vein ulcers will usually not heal without you seeking expert advice and treatment.
There are three effective forms of treatment for venous ulcers:
Venous stasis ulcers can present a dull ache or pain in the lower leg by the ankle. This pain can subside when the legs are elevated.
With the correct treatment, it can take between 3 and 4 months for a venous leg ulcer to heal.
If the underlying cause of the ulcer is treated and rectified, there may be no recurrence of the ulcer. In some cases, however, the ulcer may not be healed and can return when the underlying cause flares up.
Physiotherapy can also be helpful.
If you are in Jupiter and are experiencing pain and discomfort because of venous leg ulcers, contact us now!