People who are experiencing vascular or neurological deterioration, due to an underlying condition, are more likely to develop ulcers. Diseases such as advanced diabetes or lupus erythematosus have the potential to cause ulceration of the foot or leg.
Typically, ulcers are categorized as vascular or neurological, depending upon whether they are due to poor circulation or poor feeling. In both instances, weight-bearing pressure, poor biomechanics and incorrect posture may prevent proper healing of the ulcer.
Numerous treatments and resources may be necessary to resolve the ulcer and prevent future ulcer development.