What Is Lipodermatosclerosis?


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Aimee Rogers answered
Lipodermatosclerosis is a condition which tends to affect the skin just above the ankles. It usually affects people who have a long-standing venous disease which results in chronic venous insufficiency. Lipodermatosclerosis basically means 'scarring of the skin and fat' and it is a condition which occurs over a few years.

The affected skin is only affected from the inside, but over time it turns a brown color and it causes the skin to become firm and tighter, often resulting in quite bad pain. It is caused by excessively high venous pressure in the subcutaneous veins in the lower leg. This is usually caused by either an upright posture or an inefficient calf muscle pump. The condition can be serious and if it is not treated then it could turn into a really painful, chronic, venous leg ulcer. So, if you think you could have this condition, it is always better to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
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Edith Whitmore answered
It is a disease.I have this sore on my leg just above the right ankle that the doctor says is Lipodermatosclerosis. Not the other leg looks like it's getting the same thing. What can I do to make it better or better yet to not get it in the other leg. It's very painful at times.

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