Most people who have discoloration of the inner calf associate the darkening as part of the normal aging process or due to sun exposure. To anyone who doesn’t have these darkened areas it is obvious that it is nor normal. Why do people allow for the skin to change? Why isn’t it caught by our medical community at the early stages? Sometimes patient have been given poor or incomplete medical advice. This is especially true as venous disease has changed in the past 15 years due to advancements. Medical professionals have not been properly trained to identify venous disease and subsequently inform the patient that it is a cosmetic skin changes.
The darkening of the skin usually is so gradual that it doesn’t even dawn on the individual that the changes are not normal. Discoloration in the medial aspect of the calf is often due to chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic – as it has been going on for some time. Discoloration often occurs along the calf perforator vessels and are due to deep venous insufficiency caused by scarring from previous deep vein thrombus. The deep veins are not competent and thus the flow of the veins travels out to the surface instead of from the surface to the deep system.
Dr. Paul Larson and the staff at The Vein Center of Arizona can successfully treat all of your vein conditions including varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, leg pain, skin discoloration, burning and itchy skin due to chronic venous insufficiency. We are the vein center of choice in the Yuma, Arizona area and in Arizona period. Don’t leave your veins to chance, choose the experts at the Vein Center of Arizona to treat your vein problem.
The Vein Center of Arizona utilizes gentle minimally invasive techniques to provide the best vein care in the area. We utilize sclerotherapy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation including radiofrequency ablation.