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"Weeping, difficult-to-heal leg wounds are often due to venous insufficiency," says podiatrist David Raynor, DPM. "Venous insufficiency is sluggish blood flow in veins of the lower extremity. Veins do not possess the muscular quality of arteries and are more vulnerable to stretching when tasked with more volume than they were meant to handle. The heart is not strong enough to pump blood to the toes and back itself," says Dr. Raynor.
 
Dr. David Raynor
 
 
"Applying ointments and bandages to weeping legs rarely helps wounds to heal, because the weeping isn’t simply due to a wound; rather, it is due to the fluid pressure beneath the skin. Reducing the fluid volume and pressure beneath the skin is necessary for successful healing in most cases. Compression hose and specialized dressings called Unna’s boots are mainstays of treatment for this problem for some patients when indicated; however, applying pressure dressings should not be done until the cause of the fluid issue is properly diagnosed," says Raynor. 
 
Source: Citrus County Chronicle [12/25/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, PM News.  
 
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