Venous ulcers and stasis dermatitis can leave you with open sores, as well as swelling and discoloration of the skin around your ankles. Dr. David Naar specializes in venous diseases and has over 30 years of experience in treating these issues. He offers that expertise to the men and women in the Cuyahoga County of Ohio so they can find relief from these unsightly and painful issues at Premier Vein Clinic. Take the first steps to reclaim your legs by making an appointment with Dr. Naar today: Call his office or use online booking to schedule your consultation.
If you have sores that won’t heal or swelling around your ankles, you may have venous ulcers or stasis dermatitis. These two conditions occur when you have poor circulation in your legs and feet.
Venous ulcers are sores that either heal slowly or don’t heal at all, while stasis dermatitis occurs when blood can’t flow properly and leaks into your legs. Though not the case for everybody, venous ulcers often occur in people who have stasis dermatitis.
The most common symptom of venous ulcers is the formation of open sores that either don’t heal or heal slowly.
With stasis dermatitis, the most common symptom is swelling and discoloration in your ankles. The swelling often improves while you’re sleeping, then gets worse as the day goes on.
Other common symptoms of venous ulcers and stasis dermatitis include:
There are many treatment options Dr. Naar may utilize to treat venous ulcers, including:
Venous ulcers don’t clear up immediately; they can take three or more months to heal if they heal at all.
Dr. Naar offers many options to treat stasis dermatitis as well, including:
Factors that increase your risk of developing venous ulcers or stasis dermatitis include:
Venous ulcers and stasis dermatitis can be painful, as well as unsightly and a source of embarrassment, but you don’t need to live with these issues any longer. Call Premier Vein Clinic or use online booking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Naar today.