Leg discoloration is often a sign of a problem with your circulation, and it’s not something to be ignored. The highly skilled team at Precision Vascular has extensive experience in diagnosing the cause of leg discoloration and treating the underlying causes, so if you want to keep showing your legs the love they deserve, visit one of the Precision Vascular branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas. Book by phone or online today.
Leg discoloration can occur for many reasons, including bruising, burns, stings, poisoning, and even fractures. In these cases, you can probably tell why you have discoloration on your leg because you know you hurt yourself.
However, if you have leg discoloration for no reason you can think of, one of two main conditions might be responsible — chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis.
These two conditions are both problems affecting the circulation in your legs, and both cause leg discoloration:
Treating leg discoloration requires an accurate diagnosis of what’s causing the problem. If your provider at Precision Vascular suspects conditions like CVI or DVT after examining your legs, they carry out tests to confirm their diagnosis.
These tests could include duplex ultrasound, or venography, a special kind of X-ray that uses a radioactive dye to show up the veins and any blood clots.
If you have DVT, you need to take blood-thinning medications or clot-busting drugs to dissolve the clots. Once the clots are gone, you may need further treatment to prevent new clots from developing.
Improve your vein health by wearing compression stockings, losing weight if you need to, and getting more exercise, and it also helps if you can keep your legs raised when you’re sitting down.
If you still have leg discoloration after making these changes, the team at Precision Vascular offers a range of advanced treatments for problem veins:
If you have leg discoloration, it’s important to find out what’s causing it and get the right treatment, so call Precision Vascular today or book an appointment online.