Tips to Help Your Leg Ulcers Heal Well

When blood doesn’t flow normally up through the veins in the legs toward the heart, the condition is known as chronic venous insufficiency. When left untreated, open sores may develop in areas where blood pools and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues. 

These sores are called venous stasis ulcers or leg ulcers. They generally appear just above the ankle on the inside of the leg, and can be very painful. When left untreated, they can quickly become infected or even gangrenous. 

The most common early leg ulcers symptoms are chronically swollen ankles, and sometimes dull aching, cramping, or feeling of heaviness in the legs and feet that becomes worse after prolonged standing. Typically, a red, irritated skin rash then develops into an open wound. Venous ulcers are usually recurrent, and open ulcers can persist from weeks to years.

The best leg ulcers treatment available today utilizes new laser technology to relieve the pain and begin healing. The laser treatment is used on certain veins in the leg to reduce the pressure around the venous ulcers. It works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear, with no need for incisions.

After treatment, there are a number of things that can be done in order to help leg ulcers heal well.

The vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute strongly encourage patients to seek treatment for venous skin ulcers and other complications of venous insufficiency. In our state-of-the-art vein clinic, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman use the latest in vein treatment technology to help patients get back on their feet and find relief from painful ulcers and swollen, aching, and tired legs.

If you would like more information on treatment for your leg ulcers, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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