venous skin ulcer is an open wound that typically
develops on the
lower leg and can take months to heal. If you have had a venous skin ulcer
before or have one of a number of high-risk conditions that impair your
lower-leg blood circulation, you have a significant risk of developing a venous
- Wearing compression stockings is the single
most effective way of controlling the painful fluid buildup and pooling of
blood in the lower legs that cause venous skin ulcers.
- You can
greatly improve your chances of remaining ulcer-free by wearing compression
- If you develop a venous skin ulcer, you
can speed healing by wearing compression stockings during your waking hours and
elevating your legs above the level of your heart whenever you can.
You can find more information about vein, circulation,
and skin ulcer problems in these topics: