Foot Ulcer; Symptoms And Treatments


– Reasons that make you experience foot sore.

– The major ways to treat foot ulcer.

Basically, an ulcer is an open sore of the skin, it is often caused by an initial abrasion (debris or superficial wound) and generally maintained by an inflammation or infection.

Generally, Ulcers are breaks in the superficial layers of the skin which may be slow or difficult to heal.

Likewise, a foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. At times, it might heal fast and on the other hand, it might take a time to heal. Also, foot and leg ulcers usually occur due to poor circulation and are often accompanied by inflammation.

When a foot ulcer does not heal quickly, it might become chronic and will require serious medication for it to heal.

Causes of a foot ulcer include the following;

1. The most common cause of leg ulcers whether mild or chronic is poor blood circulation in the legs. These ulcers may also occur due to problems that relate to the arteries or, more commonly with the veins, and can even be both.

Causes of foot ulcer.

2. When there is a high-pressure build up in the foot, it can also cause the ulcer.

3. Wounds and injuries are also causes.

4. Prolonged pressure on the skin such as lying in a particular position for hours can also cause it.

5. Neglecting the care of the legs, wearing ill-fitting shoes are also causes.

When an individual has this ulcer, it comes with symptoms that include;

  • Itching, which is one of the major symptoms.
  • Pain and discomfort in the leg region are also another symptoms.
  • Swelling of the foot.
  • Inability to use the foot very well.
  • Foot cramps, etc.

The basic way to treat foot ulcer is by going to the hospital for a proper treatment. Treatment often includes debridement (trimming away or removal) of all necrotic, callused, and fibrous tissue, which is a mainstay of ulcer therapy.