Those who have a chronic venous insufficiency are also likely to suffer from ulcers, be it singular or multiple of varying sizes. A venous ulcer is often a chronic ulcer, and their management can be complex. Me Clinic offers venous ulcer treatment to help improve your comfort levels and quality of life.
A chronic ulcer is often classed as such if it persists longer than four weeks. Up to 80% of leg ulcers are venous related, and it is necessary to understand the cause of your ulcer as they can be related to malignancy and diabetes and arterial disease.
As the experts across a range of options for the treatment of veins, Me Clinic can help to determine the cause and provide venous ulcer pain treatment. Read on to learn more.
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Identifying a venous ulcer
Before tailoring the venous ulcers treatment to your needs, the Me Clinic team must assess your situation. We have a range of solutions alongside our other cosmetic offerings, but understanding your unique situation determines the suitable path forward for you.
A venous ulcer can occur in association with a variety of other disease processes. They are most commonly associated with arterial, vascular or neuropathic diseases.
A venous ulcer can be acute or chronic:
- Acute: Often defined as following the typical phases of healing; this variant should show signs of healing in less than four weeks; can include traumatic and postoperative wounds
- Chronic: An ulcer that persists for longer than four weeks; often complex with unclear origins
Me Clinic offers venous ulcer treatment to help improve your comfort levels and quality of life.
How do you know if you require venous ulcer surgery?
A venous ulcer is often located below the knee on the inner part of the ankles. These ulcers are often relatively painless unless they become infected. In some cases, they can cause aching, swollen lower legs that begin to feel more comfortable when elevated.
You may be a candidate for venous ulcers treatment if the skin surrounding the ulcer is mottled brown or black, dry, itchy or reddened. You may also notice varicose veins, the lower part of the leg being hardened, or swelling caused by local inflammation.
What does venus ulcer pain treatment cost?
The cost of treatment for a venous ulcer at Me Clinic will depend on your situation. An assessment will be required as the first step to determine the solutions that will be required. The expert team at Me Clinic will give you the full, detailed costs associated with your treatment after your initial consultation. This will be a no-obligation quote, that gives you the information you need to consider your options and budget.
You should also use the time at this consultation to ask any questions you may have and ensure that you are completely comfortable with the recommended path moving forward.
Choosing Me Clinic for your venous ulcer treatment
Considering the expert team at Me Clinic for your venous ulcer treatment gives you a well-experienced group of experts, knowledgeable in various vein treatments. We spend a considerable amount of time to understand the cause of your ailment to better provide an effective solution.
There are many successful outcomes in the Me Clinic portfolio, both vein related and cosmetic, which gives our patient’s peace of mind. Our high levels of care, are backed by the highest code of ethics in the medical industry and your complete safety is guaranteed across every surgical process. Book a consultation today to begin the process of making an informed decision about your venous ulcer treatment.
You may be a candidate for venous ulcers treatment if the skin surrounding the ulcer is mottled brown or black, dry, itchy or reddened.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes venous ulcers?
An injury or pressure from a plaster cast can cause an ulcer, as can bacterial infection, tropical ulcers, tuberculosis or leprosy. Venous insufficiency can also be a cause, which is the valves’ improper functioning in the veins.
Arterial insufficiency is also a possible cause which is poor blood circulation in the lower leg and foot.
What is the treatment for venous ulcers?
There are many treatment options, which is why a consultation is required to determine the right for your situation. These can include:
- Elevation at rest
- Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy
- Endovascular laser treatment
What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy is one method for management of venous leg ulcers or chronic swelling of the lower leg. This compression process has a 40-70% success rate for the healing of chronic venous ulcers within 12 weeks.
Compression therapy involves a stocking or bandage wrapped from the foot to the area below the knee. The pressure on the leg can heal the ulcer and reduce swelling.
Can venous ulcers be prevented?
Prevention and promotion of the healing of ulcers are very similar and possible if you avoid injury to the legs by using protective shin splints. It is also recommended that you walk and exercise for at least an hour a day, stop smoking, moisturise after bathing, and always wear comfortable well-fitting shoes and socks.
If you must stand a lot during the day, vary your stance as much as possible and wriggle your toes or move your feet up and down when sitting for long periods. Supportive hosiery is also recommended.
If you notice a callus or hard skin, you should look to have it removed and undergo a vascular ultrasound assessment to determine whether a vein treatment will be required for your situation.
Before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.
The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.