Ankle discoloration may indicate venous reflux disorder or other common vein problems. If your ankles appear blue, purple, red, or another unusual color, board-certified physician Gregory Azia, MD, provides comprehensive evaluations and treatments at We're So Vain in New London, Connecticut. Use the online booking tool to schedule your ankle discoloration appointment or call the practice to schedule a visit by phone today.
Abnormal changes in your skin tone, texture, or color on your ankles or lower legs may be a sign of vein problems. If you experience ankle discoloration, you may have any of the following conditions (to name a few):
Your risk of struggling with ankle discoloration because of vein problems is higher if you’re overweight or are over the age of 50. Ankle discoloration is also more likely to occur if you often have to sit or stand for hours at a time since these lifestyle factors can limit blood circulation throughout your lower extremities.
Ankle discoloration is never something you should ignore, whether it occurs gradually over time or suddenly. Dr. Azia encourages you to come into We're So Vain for an ankle discoloration examination if you notice:
We're So Vain provides advanced on-site diagnostic testing. In addition to performing a comprehensive exam, Dr. Azia may recommend a vascular ultrasound procedure to assess your blood flow, magnetic resonance venography to gather images of your veins, or other screening to get to the root of why you have ankle discoloration.
Once Dr. Azia diagnoses your condition, he counsels you about ankle discoloration treatment options. He may encourage you to start any of the following treatments:
Dr. Azia designs your ankle discoloration treatment plan to your specific diagnosis and the severity of symptoms you may be experiencing. He schedules you for regular follow-up visits at We're So Vain to make sure your ankle discoloration treatment is working and to make any necessary changes to your treatment plan.
If you’re noticing ankle discoloration, contact We're So Vain for an evaluation before your condition worsens. Schedule your exam through the website or by calling the office today.