What are Leg Ulcers?
venous insufficiency can result in several complications, including swollen
achy legs, pain, deep vein thrombosis, spider and varicose veins, and venous
leg ulcers. Ulcer/wound usually occurs above the ankle and below the calf and refuses to heal or heals slowly.
How Does Poor Circulation Cause Ulcers?
When veins become weak, enlarged or overstretched and
valves don’t work properly, this allows poor circulation to occur in your lower
leg, possibly resulting in chronic venous insufficiency and a breakdown in skin
known as leg ulcers.
How Can Compression Stockings Help?
Compression therapy address circulation problems by supporting the leg calf muscle and veins. This support increases circulation in your leg. Maintaining good circulation is crucial to managing these types of open wounds and decreasing the risk of recurrence.
If you have a wound on your leg or know someone who does, ask your primary care provider about the benefits of wearing graduated compression garments.