Your healthcare provider will create a treatment plan for you based on:
Age, Health Status, and Medical History
Your preferred treatment method
The severity of the case and will it continue to escalate
How well you handle certain medicines, treatments, or therapies
Treatment may include:
Improving the flow of blood in leg veins. By keeping your legs elevated you can increase natural blood flow and reduce swelling and inflammation. Compression stockings may also provide relief. Regular exercising and increased activity can also improve blood flow.
Medications. Certain medications can improve the blood flow within the vessels and can be used to amplify the success of compression therapy to assist in healing leg ulcers. Aspirin can also be used to assist in helping ulcers heal. Diuretic medication are not often utilized in this form of treatment though they can be beneficial for conditions like heart failure, kidney disease, and excessive swelling.
Endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation (RFA). In this minimally invasive procedure, a catheter (tube) applies heat directly into the affected vein thus closing it. Upon closure, less blood pools in the leg causing blood flow to improve.
Sclerotherapy. This form of therapy is usually reserved for more serious cases. A chemical is injected into the affected veins that causes scarring within the veins so that they can no longer transport blood. The body absorbs the nonfunctional veins and blood begins to flow through the heart through other veins.
Surgery. A Ligation is a type of surgery that is only performed in severe cases. In this procedure the affected vein is tied off and blood can no longer flow through it. If the vein is severely damaged, the vein is stripped (removed).
These support stockings compress your legs and increases circulation. Should you need assistance with the stockings you can also get a stocking butler.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatment is prevents clots from growing and preventing them from bursting and causing a pulmonary embolism. Reducing the chance of DVT becomes the goal.