What are leg ulcers?
Leg ulcers affect around 1 in 500 people in the UK and can be painful, itchy and cause swelling in the affected area of the leg. It can take a considerable amount of time to heal, with some never fully clearing up. There are two main types of leg ulcer – venous and arterial.
What can cause venous and arterial leg ulcers?
A venous leg ulcer is the most common type of leg ulcer, accounting for over 9 out of every 10 cases, while arterial leg ulcers are more infrequent.
Venous leg ulcers can develop following a minor injury, if persistently high pressure in the veins of the legs has caused damage to the skin. While arterial leg ulcers are caused by poor blood circulation in the arteries, You are also more at risk to leg ulcers following a hip or knee replacement
Key signs that there’s a problem:
- Swollen ankles (oedema)
- Red, itchy skin on your legs
- Swollen and enlarged veins on your legs
- Unpleasant discharge from the ulcer
- Discolouration or hardened of the surrounding skin,
- Aching or swelling legs
How Niagara Therapy can help with both venous and arterial leg ulcers
It can be difficult to treat leg ulcers, as the bandages can often hinder blood flow, which would help to improve the condition.
NHC Cyclo-Therapy has been medically proven to help heal even the most prevalent leg ulcers through its deep penetrating massage, increasing blood circulation around the body.
By improving circulation, your body naturally benefits from being more oxygenated while unwanted waste and toxins are removed from the affected area.This in turn reduces swelling, relieves pain and supports the body’s natural repair system.