How To Get Rid of A Leg Ulcer

How To Get Rid of A Leg Ulcer


If you have a venous leg ulcer this video
will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to get it healed. You are not alone, literally thousands of
people develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and for many people even once
the leg ulcer is healed, they can come back. So they can be a recurring problem. Despite the pain, odour and disability they
cause, leg ulcers remain a problem neglected by the health service. So why do you have a leg ulcer? Well 8 out
of 10 leg ulcers are caused by a problem with the leg veins. The leg veins transport blood
out of the leg back to the heart. So problems with the deep veins such as a blockage from
a deep vein thrombosis or back flow in the superficial veins – called reflux can cause
venous leg ulcers. If your leg ulcer is due to vein problems
it will be just above the ankle. If you have an ulcer elsewhere, it might due to a different
problem. See your doctor urgently. Often, there are varicose veins or thread veins around
the ulcer and the leg is sometimes swollen. If you do have a venous leg ulcer it is very
likely that the skin near the ulcer will be thickened and discoloured by varicose eczema
which usually develops many months or years before the ulcer as an early warning sign
that the vein circulation is not normal. Now to part you really want to know. How can
you get rid of your venous ulcers? The aim of treatment should be to get the ulcer healed
as quickly as possible. Don’t delay seeking help. The longer you have an ulcer, the bigger
it will get and the harder it will be to cure. This usually means graduated compression either
with bandages or medical compression stockings. Term Graduated means that the pressure exerted
by the bandage or stocking is highest at the ankle and progressively less pressure or squeeze
is exerted further up the leg. This graduated compression encourages the flow of blood in
the vein in the right direction and it encourages healing. Antibiotics, creams and ointments
are almost never needed. In fact they can make things worse. Once the ulcer is healed
it is very important to identify underlying problem with the veins to reduce the risk
of another ulcer. This means getting a full assessment with a duplex ultrasound scan to
correctly identify the underlying vein problem so it can be treated. Nowadays, this is done
without surgery or general anaesthetic. A number of non-invasive or non-surgical treatments
for vein problems are available such as endovenous laser. So here are my top tips. Get help as soon
as you have an ulcer, request treatment by compression bandages or medical socks and
get the underlying vein problem diagnosed and dealt with as soon as possible. If you would like more information and help
with your leg ulcer, go to our website or email us to request a free information sheet
with everything you need to know about leg ulcers.

11 Comments

  1. too many words, too much verbalization and not enough visualization/examples. Your leg ulcer videos are repetitive and very revealing among them. You really could make much more comprehensive video clips that include far more examples that grab user attention and guide them through what they actually see when undergoing care steps. Just my 2 cents…

  2. This is so frustrating! I get more answers frome this wonderful video then 2 months of doctors. I get no explanation or anything! I've had the ulcers 2 months and I'm just now being referred to a vascular specialist!😢😢😷🤕

  3. I have been using Compression stockings for 20 years to no avail, And have done everything there is to offer, For some there is no cure.

  4. I am watching this from Alta Bates Hospital. I came in with what was thought was a Leg Ulcer. It is ozzing stuff and has a dying flesh odor. I went to urgent care they sent me to ER. I have been in ER 3 days and no one has changed my bandage. A student nurse came in and i asked her to change it. So 3 days in ER and one bandage change. No one is answering any of my Questions……I have not seen a doctor since i was admitted 3 days ago…..But the are flooding me with Antibiotics and Morphine. No compression no answers no doctor. Is this hospital stay a malpractice law suit? Any advice would be truly Appreciated. Thanx in advance

  5. My mother suffering from a leg ulcer near ankle from one year severe pain …..we consulted so many hospital …but no results ….there was a small hole in redish colour … Plz send me video how stop this disease …..please …..help me

  6. Already 2 small holes closed one more increased how to stop this one……m not understanding….plzzz tell me

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