My Venous Ulcer Is Not Healing. What Do I Do?
An ulcer is an open skin sore that can appear anywhere on your body. The red, swollen sores that ooze aren’t exactly pleasant to look at and are even painful. While ulcers can form anywhere on the body, they most often form on the legs. Venous ulcers are often the result of poor blood circulation in the legs and are a condition that shouldn’t be ignored. The open skin sore can develop into a serious problem if left untreated. Unlike a cut or a scrape, which heal naturally via the body’s healing process, an ulcer can not heal without proper treatment and can possibly lead to infection. Thankfully, with the appropriate advice and guidance, it’s possible to manage a venous ulcer.
Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back?
Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back? "I had my varicose veins treated years ago, and now they are back! I thought they were fixed!” I have heard this statement often enough in clinic. Maybe you are echoing those same thoughts. Wondering why your legs hurt again months, or maybe years after having treatments. Was treatment even beneficial? Why are there bulging veins again?
Why Did My Spider Vein Treatment Not Work?
Help! My spider veins came back after they were treated! You decided to work up the nerve to do something about the spider veins on your legs. You went to get treatment, and you have a solution injected into your spider veins. In the office you see them seemingly disappear before your eyes. “This is great! Finally, they are going to go away!” you say to yourself. Maybe they asked you to wear compression hose for a couple weeks, maybe not. But one day you find yourself looking at your legs and realize with horror the veins came right back! What happened?
Do I Need To Wear Compression Hose?
Compression Hose: Not Your Grandmother’s Stockings Anymore! (And Why You Should Be Wearing Them) Compression hose. Do those words bring to mind those tan, extremely tight stockings that your grandmother wore? If so, fear not! A new age of compression hose has arrived!
What Can I Do To Help My Varicose Veins?
6 Things You Can Do to Help with Your Varicose Veins: Varicose vein disease affects more than 25 million Americans and can be a significant cause of uncomfortable and painful leg symptoms. Many of these symptoms, such as leg aching and heaviness, are what motivate people to seek treatment in the first place. While medical intervention is the only way to correct the underlying problem, there are several things you can do to help manage your symptoms. Below you will find a list of lifestyle modifications you can make that are referred to as “conservative therapy.” Your insurance company will often require that you have completed a “conservative therapy trial” to see if your symptoms improve before they will consider covering varicose vein treatment.