Learn More About Leg Swelling Conditions And See What Is Possible with Compression
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Understanding Leg Swelling
Leg swelling can be caused by many factors. Two common sources of chronic leg swelling are Chronic Venous Disease and Lymphedema. Millions of people develop and live with these conditions. Given the chronic and progressive nature of these conditions, consistent and often lifelong treatment is required for them to be effectively managed.
When valves are functioning properly they
do not allow the back-flow of venous blood. However, an incompetent valve will allow seepage of blood in the direction of gravity.
Gravity pulls the back-flowing venous
blood down leg causing it to pool, increasing the pressure inside the veins and causing venous hypertension.
Lower Leg Swelling
The increased venous pressure causes swelling, which can weaken the vein walls and cause further progression of the venous disease. Over time, this can progress into a chronic condition, CVI, and can even lead to difficult to heal open sores called Venous Leg Ulcers.
Understanding Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous Leg Ulcers are open sores caused by underlying venous (vein) circulatory disease. They tend to form around the ankle region, and may not heal without proper treatment.
Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers takes into account proper care of the ulcer itself, as well as treatment of the underlying circulatory disease.