How to treat leg ulcers
Leg ulcers are the unhealed or open wounds on legs which are slow to heal and the area of wound seems to increase with time.
A venous leg ulcer is the most common type of leg ulcer, accounting for over 90% of all cases.
- Treatable by a medical professional.
- X-ray, MRI, CT scan required.
- Ultrasound for noninvasive vascular studies required.
- Affects all gender.
Leg ulcer is usually caused by poor circulation, but there can be a variety of reasons. Chances of leg ulcer increase with age, and it is often hereditary. Other causes can be diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, kidney disease, and smoking.
Leg ulcer can be really painful but sometimes they are painless. Here are some symptoms of leg ulcer.
- Pus in the affected area
- Increase in wound size
- Enlarged veins
- Pain and heaviness in the legs
- Pain in the affected area
- Open sore
- Swelling in legs
- Always the wound clean. Wash wound with soap and water daily to prevent infection.
- Exercise legs regularly.
- Wear good walking shoes.
- Quit smoking.
- The doctor may prescribe an ointment to apply to the wound and antibiotics to treat infections.
- Compression bandages are also helpful in easing the swelling and in preventing infection, but it is necessary to first get doctor's approval before using anything.
To properly analyse an ulcer, it is necessary to get them checked by a specialist. At mfine, we thoroughly inspect the disease and give you the best results.