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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.

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My Venous Ulcer Is Not Healing. What Do I Do?
My Venous Ulcer Is Not Healing. What Do I Do?My Venous Ulcer Is Not Healing. What Do I Do?
April 1, 2021

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.

What Is Sclerotherapy Treatment For Veins?What Is Sclerotherapy Treatment For Veins?
August 28, 2019

What Is Sclerotherapy Treatment For Veins?

What is sclerotherapy treatment for veins? Sclerotherapy treatment for veins is a technique used by physicians and nurses to eradicate varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy treatment is inserting a needle inside an unwanted vein, then injecting a medication (called a sclerosant) into the vein. The sclerosant causes irritation and spasm of the vein, which results in vein closure. Once the vein closes your body begins the process of resorption, or breaking the vein down. This is the end results regardless if we are treating large, bulging varicose veins, or teeny tiny spider veins.

What Is Causing This Ulcer On My Leg?What Is Causing This Ulcer On My Leg?
May 31, 2018

What Is Causing This Ulcer On My Leg?

What is Causing This Ulcer on My Leg? Leg ulcers are an unfortunate complication of several medical conditions and can be a source of concern and morbidity for many patients. Approximately 80% of leg ulcers are venous ulcers, and is the most common type of ulcers that affect individuals. Venous ulcers, also called venous stasis ulcers, affect upwards of 1% of the population. They typically occur over bony areas, often above the ankle. They can take months to heal, even with aggressive wound therapy. Recurrence of the ulcers are common. In fact, an ulcer that occurs again in the same spot is highly suggestive of a venous ulcer.

Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back?Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back?
August 11, 2017

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?Why Did My Spider Vein Treatment Not Work?
July 28, 2017

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?Do I Need To Wear Compression Hose?
June 21, 2017

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?What Can I Do To Help My Varicose Veins?
September 9, 2016

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.

What Are Varicose Veins?What Are Varicose Veins?
July 22, 2016

What Are Varicose Veins?

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Varicose Veins – There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to varicose veins. Here are some of the more frequent misconceptions surrounding the mystery of varicose vein disease.