Venous ulcers are due to abnormal vein function. People may inherit a tendency for abnormal veins. Common causes of damaged veins include blood clots, injury, aging, and obesity.
Symptoms include swelling, achiness, and tiredness in the legs. Usually a red, irritated skin rash develops into an open wound.
Treatment includes leg elevation, compression, and wound care. Sometimes surgery is needed.
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017