A venous skin ulcer is a sore on your leg that’s very slow to heal, usually because of weak blood circulation in the limb. Lower limb swelling is often a symptom.

Once the leg ulcer/wound is treated, improvement in the circulation can help the healing process.  

Regular exercise can benefit the overall health status of people with Down Syndrome through: 

  • Doing regular foot and ankle exercises can help strengthen your leg muscles and improve blood flow in your legs.
  • Activity that increases the blood flow, function and efficiency of the circulation, could improve the healing of venous leg ulcers.

Leg Clubs® and Mr Motivator

We are delighted to be supporting the nationwide network of Leg Clubs, an essential service helping people experiencing lower leg conditions, such as leg ulcers, varicose veins, DVT and cellulitis. We have been working on a range of exercises to help improve blood flow, circulation and increase heart efficiency, all of which have been clinically proven to benefit lower leg conditions.

You can find out more about the work of Leg Clubs® here and if you would like to speak to someone please call: 01473 749565