Open Sores on Your Leg
Open Skin Wounds
If left untreated, venous reflux can become chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and lead to horrible skin issues on the legs such as open sores and ulcers, or wounds that won’t heal. This typically happens on the calf, ankle or foot and is a serious medical problem.
Why does this happen? Damaged veins in the legs allow blood to pool in the calf, ankle and foot instead of flowing back to heart nice and efficiently. This causes pressure to build in the vessels and tissue of the leg preventing the flow of good oxygen and nutrition into the tissues of the leg. This process over time basically starves and suffocates the skin and underlying tissue causing it to start to die. Not only can this lead to an open skin ulcer, but can also prevent even simple injuries to the leg from healing normally. If the underlying cause, venous reflux, is not addressed this chronic, progressive disease process can greatly impact your quality of life.
Did you know that 70-90% of all leg ulcers are venous ulcers? Also, more than half of venous ulcers treated by wound care professionals are actually a recurrence of previously treated leg ulcers. Why did these problems come back? Because the underlying cause of the problem (Venous Reflux) was not addressed. You have to address the venous reflux cause in order for ulcers like this to heal and stay healed.
You have questions? We have answers! A simple, painless ultrasound is all it takes to see if you have vein disease. This is a medical condition and treatments are covered by most insurance, including Medicare. Ask us how by calling 817-795-VEIN(8346) and schedule a consult with Dr. Eidson, a certified vein specialist.
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