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Venous Leg Ulcer Causes and Treatment

Are you or a loved one experiencing persistent wounds on the lower leg?  Despite their unknown history of trauma these wounds may be more than just surface-level injuries.  Wounds on the lower leg could be veno…
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Listen to Your Legs: Knowing When to See a Vein Specialist

Our legs are remarkable in their ability to carry us through life, but sometimes they signal when they need extra attention. If you’re experiencing leg swelling, aching, heaviness, skin itching, wounds ne…
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What to Do About a Venous Wound Not Healing on Lower Leg

Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic wound that commonly occurs on the lower legs. These wounds can be painful, unsightly, and difficult to treat, making them a major burden for patients and their families a…
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How to Heal a Chronic Venous Leg Ulcer and Keep it Healed

Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic wound that can be difficult to treat. They are typically caused by underlying venous disease, which can lead to poor blood flow in the legs and ankles. This can cause a b…
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Unna Boots for Wounds & Venous Stasis Ulcers

What is a Unna Boot? An Unna Boot is a compression bandage that is applied by a healthcare provider to treat slow healing lower leg wounds and ulcers (commonly caused by venous stasis ulcers).  An Unna boot, na…
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Why is there Hard Brown Skin by my Ankle?

It is not uncommon for patients to ask:  Why is there hard brown skin by my ankle?  In most cases, this ankle discoloration is a sign of long standing vein problems. In medical terms, this is called chronic ven…
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Venous Stasis Ulcer Treatment

A venous leg ulcer, also known as a venous stasis ulcer, is a sore on the lower leg by the ankle resulting from long standing venous insufficiency.  Due to the difficulties that many patients experience in…
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Ankle Discoloration: A Symptom of Vein Disease

Do you or someone you know have foot or ankle discoloration, such as brown freckle-like spots on feet and ankles? Have you noticed swelling or indents from socks that worsen later in the day in the area of ankl…
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