Foot ulcer

I’ve got an open painful foot ulcer on the side of my foot -it’s been there since Christmas and showing little improvement.
I get it dressed weekly with a silver dressing but haven’t been able to wear shoes. The podiatrist tells me healing is a marathon not a sprint. Any tips/advice? I’m a full time wheelchair user, so don’t walk on it.

I expect you have been told this stuff already, but just in case.
Venous leg ulcer - NHS (

I hope this nasty problem clears up soon.

Thank you for the link. I’ll ask about compression socks- I haven’t tried them so far as the focus has been keeping pressure off the wound.