Venous Skin Ulcers: Home Treatment - Topic Overview
Active compression pump.
This pump goes around your lower leg. It has air bags that inflate
and deflate periodically to force blood to flow out of your lower leg toward
your heart. The pump can be used to help heal a venous ulcer
that has not been helped by other types of treatment. The pump is used for several hours each day. It is used along with compression stockings.
Compression stockings. Specially fitted compression stockings are designed to help prevent
blood from pooling in the legs. You should wear
these stockings every day from the time you wake up until you go
to bed. Remove them only for bathing and sleeping. They can help venous skin ulcers heal and help prevent them from coming