Arterial ulcers, also known as ischemic ulcers, are caused by poor blood flow to the lower extremities

Arterial wounds are intensely painful and have a punched-out appearance that are usually round in shape. The base of the wound is brown, yellow, grey or black in color and typically doesn’t bleed. The skin may be thin and shinny with an absence of hair. The wounds are usually deep and can often extend into the underlying tendons. The limb may feel cold to the touch with little to no pulse.

Common Causes of Arterial Ulcers

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Chronic Vascular Insufficiency
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Vasculitis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Renal Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Trauma
  • Limited Joint Mobility
  • Increased age

Arterial Ulcers Treatment

  • Examine legs and feet daily for changes in color or the development of any sores
  • Quit smoking
  • Protect yourself from injury and infection
  • Exercise as you can, but also allow your body to rest to promote blood flow
  • Make sure your footwear properly fits to avoid rubbing or putting pressure on certain points
  • Various surgical approaches may be discussed to help resume blood flow

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