Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers, are serious injuries to the skin and the underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.
Oftentimes, bedsores appear on the skin that covers bony areas of our body, like the heels, ankles, hips, and even the tailbone. People who are most at risk of suffering from bedsores already have medical conditions that limit their ability to change positions or even cause them to spend the majority of their time in a bed or chair.
Bedsores could develop over the course of hours or even days. The majority of sores heal over time, but some might never really heal. You can take the necessary steps to help prevent bedsores and even help them heal. Here’s what you need to know about bedsores: