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Leg Wounds

Desert West Vein & Surgery Center
Dr. Atur Kasha, DO
Leg Wounds in El Paso, TX


If you have an ulcer or leg wound, it could be the sign of a more serious problem. At Desert West Vein & Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas, board-certified general surgeon Atur Kasha, DO, and his experienced team evaluate, diagnose, and treat the cause of leg wounds to reduce your risk of complications. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online at the first signs of open wounds.

What are leg wounds?

Leg wounds are open sores that can occur on your legs or feet. Leg swelling and tissue damage can cause painful or itchy wounds, which may drastically diminish your quality of life and lead to complications. Treatment with Dr. Kasha and his team can offer you relief. 

What are the symptoms of leg wounds?

If you experience leg wounds you might notice open sores, swelling, itchy or thin skin, leg heaviness, or cramping. You may also experience tingling, hardened skin, purple or dark red (discolored) skin, leg pain, warm or shiny skin, or even wound drainage.

What are the risk factors for leg wounds?

If you have one of the following vascular disorders or other risk factors, the chance of developing leg wounds increases:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Superficial venous thrombosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Other vascular disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity 
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Older age

At the first sign of non-healing or painful wounds on your legs, feet, or toes, see Dr. Kasha and his team at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center for an evaluation.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of leg wounds?

To diagnose the cause of leg wounds, Dr. Kasha and his team review your symptoms and medical history, complete a comprehensive physical exam, and evaluate your wounds.

Dr. Kasha might recommend blood tests, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and treat you properly.

What are my leg wound treatment options?

Depending on the type and severity of leg wounds and their cause, Dr. Kasha might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Weight loss
  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Wound care
  • Medications
  • Not smoking
  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Compression stockings
  • Leg elevation

Proper control of chronic diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure can help. Dr. Kasha personalizes each leg wound treatment to give you the best outcome. He can make changes to your treatment plan as needed.

Don’t live with non-healing leg wounds that feel uncomfortable or may indicate underlying medical problems. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center over the phone or online today.

1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 120
El Paso,TX
79902

OPEN HOURS:

Monday 8 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

1860 Dean Martin
Suite 103
El Paso, TX
79936

OPEN HOURS:

Monday By appointment only
Tuesday By appointment only
Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday By appointment only
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Desert West Vein & Surgery Center | Atur Kasha, DO
Phone (appointments):  915-260-4602 | Phone (general inquiries): 915-313-9569

Address: 1600 Medical Center Drive. Suite 120, El Paso, TX 79902

Address: 1860 Dean Martin. Suite 103, El Paso, TX 79936