Venous Ulcers

 
 
 

At Vein Clinic CA

We treat a variety of different vein conditions, but one of the more challenging problems we see with our patients are venous ulcers.

Typically, the venous ulcer will start out as a small wound, but over time it becomes an enlarged, painful, and odiferous ulcer. . . A majority of venous ulcers occur in the lower parts of the leg, just above the ankle. These ulcers are typically associated with varicose veins.

In a large percentage of our patients we can significantly improve, cure, or close the ulcer within 6-8 weeks of the first treatment at our Orange County facility

 
 
 
 
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Typically, the venous ulcer will start very small, but in certain cases it can spread to a larger area of the skin. A majority of venous ulcers occur in the lower parts of the leg, just above the ankle. The ulcers are typically associated with conditions such as inflammation and redness, swelling, and they may even be sensitive to the touch.

We offer venous ulcer treatment Orange County to ensure that venous ulcers do not become worse. Without treatment, a venous ulcer will heal poorly, resulting in scarring and discoloration, as will also have a higher chance for recurrence if the underlying issues are not properly recognized and/or treated.

Treatments for Venous Ulcers

For treatment of venous ulcers begins with compression therapy. Compression therapy is often started with a bandage that is applied to reduce swelling (edema) in the lower parts of the leg. This initial type of treatment will help to improve circulation, which allows blood to flow naturally to area to help it heal. In most cases, compression will begin the process of healing venous ulcers, but the underlying problem will still need to be corrected.

 
 

Venous Ulcer Etiology (cause)

Venous hypertension is the underlying cause of most venous ulcers. It is treatable using minimally invasive treatments which are available at our Santa Ana office. If you believe you are suffering from a venous ulcer, please contact our office immediately

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Symptoms will include:

  • Swelling in the lower part of the leg.
  • Potentially shiny or tight skin around the lower leg or ankle.
  • Discoloration or redness in an area on the lower leg or ankle that will feel warm or hot to the touch.
  • Breaks in the skin that were not caused by some other type of injury, or soreness near the bottom of the leg that does not heal quickly.