Varicose Ulcer

A varicose ulcer is a painful, bloody lesion that appears on the skin when underlying veins are unable to pump blood efficiently.Ulcers are very common in elderly people who suffer from age-related circulation problems, though certain health conditions such as deep vein thrombosis can lead to ulceration in younger patients.

In the majority of cases, varicose ulcers are found on the shins, calves, or near the ankles. Treatment for varicose ulcers depends on their size and cause, but most patients are able to recover by regularly elevating and exercising their legs.