Definition: Venous Ulcers are wounds or open sores of the ankle and/or lower leg that will not heal or keep returning.
Who: Venous Ulcers typically affect people with a history of leg
swelling, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, varicose veins, or a history of blood clots of the legs. Men seem to get ulcers more often, because they think treating their legs is just a cosmetic issue, when in fact it can be detrimental.
Prevention: Since Venous Ulcers are usually the result of other underlying conditions, such as vein disease, the easiest method of prevention is to treat and manage the underlying condition before ulcers ever occur. Don’t let your legs get like this picture. Have your vein disease treated now so you can prevent ulcers in the future.