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Current Treatment for Leg Ulcers

Do you suffer from leg ulcers? A leg ulcer is a symptom of severe varicose vein disease and results from veins not returning blood to the heart correctly. Leg ulcers can be quite painful and usually show up around your feet or ankles. The resulting sores can affect the skin and cause it to bleed or deteriorate. Left untreated, leg ulcers may turn into a severe problem.

While a leg ulcer may be indicative of vein disease, it is also a potentially painful and worrisome condition that requires medical attention. A leg ulcer can develop into a painful sore and leave you in discomfort.

You don’t have to live with leg ulcers. Leg ulcer treatment is advancing and is less invasive than you might think.  Through treatment, your leg ulcers can heal, and varicose veins can close. By increasing blood flow, treatments can effectively reduce symptoms and close varicose veins.

If you are wondering what type of leg ulcer treatment is available for you, the Metro Vein Clinic can provide you with outpatient treatment options that can fit your schedule and are completely customizable for your needs. With state-of-the-art treatments, you’ll be back to doing the things you love in no time. Metro Vein Clinic can treat your leg ulcer in several different ways and provide the healing you need.

The options we have for treating your leg ulcers will ensure that you don’t have to worry about invasive or time-consuming procedures to feel better. The current choices for leg ulcer treatment are practical and comfortable. A doctor can help you determine the right course of action.

Compression Bandages

Woman bandages leg with elastic bandage against varicose veins

Once your leg ulcer is clean, and a dressing is in place, a compression sock will help promote blood flow from the legs back to the heart. There are different compression stockings available that will fit your style and needs. Knee high, waist high, and even maternity compression stockings are available, depending on your needs.

Compression legwear is a simple way to get the blood flowing to the heart and heal your leg ulcer. By keeping a clean dressing on the wound and changing it weekly, while also wearing a compression sock, you will help the sore to heal.

Compression legwear effectively promotes treatment for varicose veins and leg ulcers and also has other benefits such as improving circulation and blood flow.

Radiofrequency Ablation Vein Treatment

Radiofrequency ablation vein treatment uses heat to close the walls of varicose veins, which in turn reroutes blood to the existing healthy veins. This state-of-the-art treatment is minimally invasive and occurs in the doctor’s office.

This procedure has very few side effects and will leave you able to complete your daily activities. You will experience very little discomfort with this procedure.  

Echo Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment

An effective alternative to surgical vein stripping is echo sclerotherapy, which injects foam or liquid into the veins. A doctor monitors this process by ultrasound, allowing them to see and treat veins that are below the surface.

The ultrasound allows a doctor to administer medicine to varicose veins to close and eliminate them, even when they are not easily visible on the skin’s surface.

Visual Echo Sclerotherapy

Spider veins on female leg with injection syringe

Visual echo sclerotherapy is much like echo sclerotherapy but does not use ultrasound. As the name implies, this treatment is for varicose veins that are visible on the skin’s surface, thus not requiring an ultrasound.

Doctors use a needle to inject a chemical solution into damaged veins, causing them to collapse. Blood then reroutes to healthy veins and back to the heart. The collapsed veins then absorb back into the body, which reduces the appearance of “spider veins.”

After Treatment Care

After you receive treatment for your leg ulcer, it is essential to take care of yourself to promote quick and effective healing. Staying active can help ensure proper circulation. Walking and exercising your legs will help you heal and prevent future issues.  

Be sure to elevate your leg when you are sitting or lying down. Not smoking, keeping a healthy weight and diet, and reducing alcohol intake will also promote healing of your leg ulcer.

Following up with your healthcare provider is also important. They will determine how your healing is progressing, and assess any need for further care. Once your leg ulcer heals, you may want to continue using compression legwear to help prevent future leg ulcers and other circulatory and vein related issues.

When To Seek Help

If you are experiencing “spider veins” that you can see, venous stasis, varicose veins, leg ulcers, or restless leg syndrome, you can reach out to the Metro Vein Clinic for a consultation to assess your vein condition and plan a course of treatment.

Your noticeable vein condition may be a serious health risk and not just a cosmetic inconvenience. In either case, Metro Vein Clinic can assist you in treatment and in identifying your condition.

Metro Vein Clinic Is Here To Help

If you are looking for outpatient leg ulcer treatment that you can trust to be minimally invasive but highly effective, Metro Vein Clinic is here to provide you with safe treatment options. With expertise and experience, Metro Vein Clinic will select a treatment that best suits your condition and will help your leg ulcer heal effectively.

You don’t have to live with painful or unsightly leg ulcers. You don’t have to worry about invasive treatments that will prevent you from going about your daily life, either. Metro Vein Clinic is here to provide state-of-the-art treatment and solutions for your leg ulcer and varicose vein needs.

Metro Vein Clinic is committed to treating your leg ulcers and other vein related health concerns with care, knowledge, and expertise. Contact us today for a free screening appointment, and let us help you with your leg ulcers, varicose veins, spider veins, and more.

Start living your best life and stop letting your varicose veins and leg ulcers keep you from the things you enjoy. Treatment is easier than you may think and will have you feeling and looking better while avoiding invasive procedures.