Venous leg ulcers

Editor: | 14. January 2019

Characteristics of leg ulcers: Venous ulceration is the disintegration of superficial tissues of the extremities due to trophic changes caused by ischaemia, most frequently due to the stagnation of deoxidised blood caused by venous insufficiency, vascular complications in diabetes, arterosclerotic changes in the arteries, etc.

Purpose of magnetic therapy application in venous leg ulcers

In venous leg ulcers, magnetic therapy improves the microcirculation of oxidised blood, supports regenerative processes and creates the best possible conditions for healing of the defect and improved viability of the affected tissues.

Using magnetic therapy in venous leg ulcers

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.

Therapeutic approaches to venous leg ulcers include pharmaceutical treatment (to influence the quality of the venous wall) and surgical treatment (sclerotherapy, laser therapy, traditional surgery and minimally invasive approaches). If a patient keeps inappropriately overburdening their venous system after surgery, varicose veins may re-develop.

In venous leg ulcers, Biomag low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy can be used during the treatment process and also to prevent de novo formation of varicose veins after the treatment. We proceed in the same way as for the treatment of leg ulcers in diabetic patients. Magnetic therapy and its vasodilatory effects on pre-capillary arterioles and capillaries and its anti-inflammatory effects, is beneficial for patients with diabetic foot and varicose veins. Improved microcirculation oxidises the tissues and flushes out metabolites. It improves the venous tone and venous return. Improved microcirculation is reflected in the appearance of the leg, where swelling resolves and large bulging varices are reduced.

Application of magnetic therapy in venous leg ulcers

In venous leg ulcers – during pain and inflammation – apply magnetic therapy daily using a large flat applicator and a solenoid applicator on the largest possible part of the extremity, and later as prevention, too.

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