The commonest cause of leg ulcers are faulty veins. However we can investigate this problem to look for other causes like a poor blood supply to the leg. It is important to do the right set of tests to make sure your treatment is safe and effective. Furthermore you may require surgery to prevent the ulcer coming back.
- The mainstay of treatment for ulcers is compression of the leg but you will need to be assessed to confirm you are safe for this. This needs to be done only by suitably trained nurses.
- If tests show there is a problem that has caused you to have an ulcer then this can be corrected: typical examples include leaky veins needing surgery.