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Varicose Ulcers

If you have longstanding edema or fluid retention in the legs and ankles you are at increased risk for cellulitis and ulceration. Pregnancy can lead to Varicose veins also. 

Symptoms: 

-swollen legs

- itchy legs

-varicose veins may or may not be visible

-tired legs 

-purple or rusty colored patches or discolorations 

-drainage from legs

 

Prevention of venous ulcers:

-Avoid standing in one place or sitting in one place for long periods of time

-exersize

-wear well fitting compressions stockings

-elevate your feet whenever possible (heels above your hip) 

-avoid weight gain

- do not smoke

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think that you may have varicose veins please come into see us. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of Cure!

Sincerly,

Advanced Foot & Ankle 

972.542.2155

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