Treating the Greater Dallas & Fort Worth Metroplex
StrideWoundCare is an innovative wound care practice that provides flexible healing care with a servant's heart. We are happy to offer high-quality, tailored care plans to each patient in one of our clinics or their own home. Our expert medical professionals are dedicated to providing patients with advanced treatments for wound conditions. StrideWoundCare is proud to serve patients in Lewisville, Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving, and the neighboring communities in Denton County.
What are Arterial Ulcers?
Arterial ulcers, less common than venous ulcers, are open wounds on the legs that typically form on the feet, heels, toes, and the outer sides of the ankles. That being said, arterial ulcers have the potential to form in other areas as well. Unlike venous ulcers which are caused by damaged and aging veins, arterial or ischemic ulcers are generally caused by blocked arteries. If you believe the open wounds on your legs or body are arterial ulcers, we encourage you to Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our medical professionals at your earliest convenience. Seeking treatment prior to infection can prevent further, more uncomfortable symptoms of your arterial ulcers.
How Do I Know if I Have Arterial Ulcers?
Common symptoms of arterial ulcers that many of our patients find they experience include:
- Swollen legs and ankles
- Itching skin on the legs and ankles
- Aching and throbbing in the legs
- Tight, hairless patches of skin on the legs and ankles
- Scabbing or flaking leg skin
- Skin discoloration on the legs
What Causes Arterial Ulcers?
Arterial ulcers are generally caused by blocked or clogged arteries. The arteries are responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to different organs and tissues throughout the body, including the heart. When those arteries are prevented from allowing nutrient-rich blood to travel to the extremities, the tissues become damaged and an open wound appears. Other factors that contribute to the onset of an arterial ulcer include age, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atherosclerosis or thickening of the arterial walls.
What Treatments are Available for Arterial Ulcers?
There are many treatments for arterial ulcers that our expert medical team members can provide for you, including:
How Much Does Treatment for Arterial Ulcers Cost?
The cost of your arterial ulcer treatment will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. StrideWoundCare is also happy to offer financing options through CareCredit® that allow you to pay for your treatments at your convenience. To get a better idea of how much your arterial ulcer treatments will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with our doctors today.
StrideWoundCare provides patients with high-quality, tailored wound care plans in one of our clinics or from their homes. Our expert medical staff is proud to offer their services to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Irving, and the nearby communities of Denton County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our team members today.