Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcers are a painful condition characterized by odorous openings that can fill with fluid. They occur most often in the lower leg where the skin has died and exposed the tissue beneath, and they can range in size from a small coin to encircling the entire leg.

If you suffer from venous ulcers, don’t hesitate to book an appointment to find treatment and relief from your symptoms.

What Causes Venous Ulcers?

A venous ulcer in the leg can develop after a minor injury if there’s a problem with the circulation in your legs. They are typically a result of pressure inside the veins increasing and damaging the blood vessels in your skin. Gradually, the tissue becomes fragile and breaks, leading to these painful open wounds in the skin.

How Are Venous Ulcers Treated?

As with other venous diseases, venous ulcers have a few different treatment options that can help relieve you of symptoms entirely. Once the underlying issue that has caused the extra pressure in your leg veins is corrected, the vein can heal and prevent the damage from reoccurring.

It’s important to have vein disease experts on your side when faced with a venous ulcer. Your health is in good hands thanks to the specialized skills at the Ellison Vein Institute.

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