Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Taking Care of Your Legs

About this Fact Sheet:

Venous leg ulcers can occur in both men and women; and may develop as a result of any injury to the leg or conditions such as varicose vein, blood clot in the leg, multiple pregnancies, overweight and standing for long periods of time (e.g., job related situations).

They can take long time to heal and are costly to treat. Venous leg ulcers can also cause you to not be able to move and get around.