When the valves in your leg veins do not work correctly, it can lead to painful vein disease. Spider and varicose veins are signs of dysfunctional valves in your leg veins, which can lead to other complications. Venous stasis ulcers on the legs are a possible complication of varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. At The Vein Place, we offer leg ulcer treatment at our Santa Ana, CA, medical center.
What Is a Venous Stasis Ulcer?
An open sore on your leg that won’t heal could be a leg ulcer, also known as a venous stasis ulcer. A venous ulcer signals vein disease or venous insufficiency, causing blood to pool in the lower legs. This health condition can be potentially dangerous, causing various painful symptoms, mainly in your legs. Symptoms of venous stasis ulcers include:
- Bulging veins in the leg (varicose veins)
- Swollen lower legs
- Sore on the lower leg with uneven borders
- Red wound, often covered with yellowish tissue
- Leg pain
Leg ulcers can be painful and may become infected. However, treatment can relieve the symptoms and reduce the chance of further complications.
Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment
Wounds or ulcers on the lower leg are often caused by problems with veins or arteries, or sometimes a combination of both. The further away from the heart, the longer wounds may take to heal, particularly in people over 50. Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins may be part of the venous leg ulcer treatment. Sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and other vein treatments may be recommended to remove varicose veins that contribute to leg ulcers. Our vein doctors can provide a comprehensive leg ulcer treatment plan to relieve the pain and improve the healing of the wound.
At The Vein Place, we provide a free consultation for our patients with venous leg ulcers. In addition, we offer minimally invasive procedures to effectively treat leg ulcers at our facility in Santa Ana, CA. Call our office to schedule your appointment.