Lipodermatosclerosis typically affects the lower legs and can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.
What causes lipodermatosclerosis?
Lipodermatosclerosis is caused by chronic venous insufficiency, which occurs when the valves in the veins that carry blood back to the heart are damaged. This damage causes blood to pool in the veins, and over time, this can lead to inflammation and the formation of scar tissue.
Lipodermatosclerosis typically develops slowly and can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, itching, and ulceration. While there is no cure for the condition, early diagnosis and treatment can help to minimize its symptoms and improve quality of life.