Leg ulcers

Untreated varicose veins are a common cause of painful leg ulcers, open wounds that take a long time to heal. Chronic leg ulcers result from varicose veins, which are caused by blood remaining in the legs because it cannot return to the heart and lungs due to weakened or damaged circulatory valves.

Visit Mercyhealth Vein Clinic if you notice a wound on your lower leg that won’t heal.

 

 


For more information, visit the American College of Phlebology.

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