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 is Vascular Insufficiency?
Vascular insufficiency, also commonly referred to as venous insufficiency, is a condition that describes the veins having trouble sending blood from the limbs back up to the heart. This insufficiency is typically caused by the valves in the veins not working properly, allowing for backflow of blood to pool the veins in the lower body. Mild forms of vascular insufficiency may result in varicose veins, which cause the veins to become swollen, dark blue, and visible from the skin's surface. That being said, more severe cases of vascular insufficiency may result in blood clots that have the potential to be life-threatening.
How Do I Know if I Have Vascular Insufficiency?
Common symptoms of vascular insufficiency that many of our patients find they experience include:
- Swollen legs and ankles
- Aching and throbbing in the legs
- Thickening skin on the legs and ankles
- Leg pain that gets worse when you stand
- Skin discoloration on the legs
- Ulcers on the legs
- Varicose veins
What Causes Vascular Insufficiency?
The veins work in a one-way blood flow system that is reinforced with valves that prevent a backflow of blood in the wrong direction. When the valves in the veins get weaker or damaged over time, the blood begins to pool in the limbs and does not travel properly back up towards the heart. This causes vascular insufficiency in addition to several other conditions including blood clots and varicose veins. Patients who are at a higher risk of developing vascular insufficiency are obese, chronic muscle weakness in the legs, have a family history of venous insufficiency, and lead a sedentary lifestyle.
What Treatments are Available for Vascular Insufficiency?
There are many treatments for vascular insufficiency that our expert medical team members can provide for you, including:
- Oral medications
- Specialized dressings and therapies
- Multilayer compression therapy
- Minimally invasive and microsurgery
How Much Does Treatment for Vascular Insufficiency Cost?
The cost of your vascular insufficiency 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 vascular insufficiency 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.