Common leg health conditions and how they can be prevented, improved and treated.
A web of thread like veins visible on the surface of the skin, which are not painful
Legs feel heavy and ache at the end of the day or when you’ve been standing for a while
Legs and ankles fill with excess fluid, making them look puffy, and the skin may feel tighter
Leg veins become much more visible and can be seen above the skin. They look blue/purple in colour.
A collection of tiny veins giving a reddish tone to the skin, which fade when pressed by a finger.
Thickening of the top layer of the skin gives a scaly appearance.
The skin has red/brown discolouration. It is not painful, but can be unsightly.
Red and itchy skin, which may be worsened by a reaction to certain moisturisers or washing products.
These are overstretched, bulging veins caused by the backflow of venous blood
A leg ulcer is an open wound below the knee or on the foot which fails to heal after several weeks.
Chronic oedema is swelling or puffiness in the ankles or legs which has lasted for more than 3 months.
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