Lower extremity varicose veins develop due to the return flow of blood through insufficient vein valves. Varicose veins lead to the stagnation of deoxidised blood and acid metabolites in the tissues of the extremities, resulting in ischaemic changes of the extremities, an increased risk of inflammation and the formation of skin defects – venous leg ulcers.
Genetic predispositions (weakening of the venous wall) and risk factors, such as a sedentary job, position during work, pregnancy, hormonal contraception, obesity, smoking, etc., have been reported to contribute to the development of venous leg ulcers.
The main symptoms of venous leg ulcers include a heavy feeling in the legs, tension or pressure in the lower extremities, pain, swelling, burning, itching and night cramps.
Varicose veins occur in various forms, from mild forms, such as spider veins, up to bulging varicose veins with pigmentation, and other changes in the skin, which may ultimately develop into leg ulcers.
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate the success rate of low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy in treatment of this condition.
Related diagnosis: Venous leg ulcers