The mainstay of treatment in patients with chronic wounds and ulcers is regular dressing changes. Patients often find themselves taking multiple courses of antibiotics on account of supposed recurrent infections. Persistent pain and very bulky dressings severely hamper mobility. The stagnation of the wound healing process can often remain and these types of wounds may never heal. More invasive treatments for the underlying cause of disease can often provide some hope. Stripping of varicose veins, reperfusion of lower limbs using stents and bypasses for peripheral vascular disease as well as improved control of sugar levels in diabetes can help with the healing of chronic wounds and ulcers.