How will the leg ulcer be treated?

The primary importance in treating a leg ulcer is to address the cause - in this case, to return the blood to the heart. 

The clinician will undertake a Doppler assessment.  This is a small hand held machine that listens to the sounds of the pulses in the arms and legs.  The clinician writes down the figures that the machine will provide and can work out from that what level of disease there is, whether arterial or venous.  If it is arterial, they cannot use compression as it would aggravate the poor blood supply to the feet.  if it is venous the treatment will always be compression therapy.