Are You Struggling with Painful and Unsightly Venous Skin Ulcers?
What is a venous ulcer? Venous insufficiency ulcers, also referred to as venous stasis ulcers, usually occur in the lower leg where blood isn’t flowing properly. This inefficient blood flow is known as venous insufficiency and is the cause of various vein-based complications. It can result in many uncomfortable conditions that are visually unappealing, including varicose veins, spider veins, and more severely, venous ulcers. There is not 100% clarity on how venous insufficiency ulcers occur, but it is known that they are difficult to treat and often quite painful.
The team at The Vein Treatment Centers of New Jersey is here for you, to help diagnose, treat, and reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with these difficult issues. Our skilled and qualified vein doctors and specialists are located in Hamilton, Princeton, and New Brunswick, NJ.
Is a Venous Skin Ulcer Causing Discomfort in Your Life?
How do you know if you have a venous stasis ulcer? Venous ulcers have a variety of signs and symptoms, including loss of pigment to the area, visible veins and marks, and pain. You may notice itchy, dry skin on the legs, hardened skin around the affected area, swelling, and cracked skin. It is thought that they are caused by improper function of the venous valves. These valves are meant to present backflow of blood when someone is standing up, and when they malfunction, venous skin ulcers can occur.
Typically ulcers occur on the legs over bone and tend to be shallow on the skin.
Here are some different ways you can prevent venous stasis ulcers:
- Frequent breaks to avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
- Regular exercise and movement
- Comfortable clothing and supportive shoes
- Fragrance-free or dye-free lotions or moisturizers
There are many different types of treatments, including compression socks and medication, but all come with a high risk of recurrence. At the Vein Treatment Centers of NJ in Hamilton, Princeton, and New Brunswick, NJ, we will complete a full assessment of your condition when you come in for your consultation. We will take an ultrasound so we can analyze and determine the severity of your ulcer. Then, we will work together to figure out what the best venous skin ulcer treatment is best for you.
How To Get Rid of Venous Ulcers
Our vein treatment clinics offer a range of minimally-invasive treatments for venous skin ulcers and abnormal veins including, endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency perforator closure, visual sclerotherapy, surface laser and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Our vein specialists will explain each procedure, how it will treat your venous insufficiency ulcer, and what recovery will look like.
Let Our Team at Vein Treatment Center of NJ Help You Find Solace from Venous Ulcers and Other Skin Problems
Our team has a variety of solutions for abnormal veins and venous insufficiency ulcers. If you are tired of suffering from leg pain and are ready to find out how we can help you, stop by one of our multiple clinic locations or contact us by calling (609) 585-4666.