Information provided by Canadian association of wound care
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Chronic Wounds are ulcers or sores on the skin that last for a longer time than they should. This is sometimes because the cause of the wound or sore is not known or taken care of.
Venous leg ulcers are sores that happen on the lower part of the leg. The leg usually is swollen. The swelling gets worse as the day goes on. The swelling needs to be taken care of to heal this ulcer.
Arterial ulcers/ischemic ulcers
Arterial ulcers are sores that happen when the arterial blood flow is reduced to your legs and feet. These ulcers can be very painful. Blood flow needs to be returned to the legs and feet to heal this ulcer.
Diabetic ulcers are sores that can happen when you lose feeling in your feet and injury happens. Because you may not even know you have a sore on your foot it can easily get worse or even infected. When you cannot feel your feet you need to inspect them every day to make sure there are no injuries.
Pressure ulcers are sometimes called bed sores and can happen in people that do not move too much. Persons that sit in chairs or lie in bed for long periods can get these types of ulcers. They are caused when pressure causes the blood flow to be reduced to certain areas usually over bones like your heels or your tail bone. Pressure needs to be reduced to help this ulcer to heal.
Combination ulcers are sores that can be caused by not just one reason but by several. You may need help finding out why you have them and learning how to heal them.