from Venous Ulcer

What is Venous Ulcer

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore that takes more than 2 weeks to heal for healthy individuals. But for patients suffering from diabetes it can take longer time to heal. Venous leg ulcer usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.


Some issues that can cause venous ulcers include:

  • Venous hypertension

  • Venous insufficiency

  • Varicose Vein

  • Blood clots or poor circulation

  • Diabetes, kidney failure, or inflammatory diseases

  • Certain medicines

  • Infections

  • Obesity


There are many signs of venous ulcers, including:

  • Leg swelling and cramping.

  • Dull ache or feeling of heaviness in the leg or calf.

  • Itchiness and tingling, red-colored skin.

  • Signs of pooling blood, including dark red, purple, and brown spots with hardened skin.

  • Skin surrounding the ulcers may be shiny, tight and warm, or hot to the touch.

  • The borders of the ulcers may be unevenly shaped.