Bed Sores (decubitus ulcers) occur when an individual has compromised mobility and cannot reposition. Continued pressure on an area of skin cuts off blood, nutrients, and hydration which results in localized damage to the skin. Untreated bedsores can worsen over time. The best treatment for pressure injuries is to use preventative care products when an individual is at risk due to limited mobility. Carex offers a variety of products such as alternating pressure mattresses and pads to both prevent and treat pressure ulcers at any stage. Consult your doctor to see if you are at risk for pressure sores and what product is right for you.