What Causes Heel Calluses?
Heel calluses can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose heel calluses, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "heel calluses" as a symptom. Here are two possibilities:
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
cysts in breasts
adult latent autoimmune diabetes
much reduced sense of taste
much reduced sense of smell
severe shoulder tightness
high hydrogenated fat consumption
having had a small bowel resection
some ear wax build up
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of heel calluses:
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* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Skin-Related Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about heel calluses:
Do you have calluses on your heels and, if so, are they cracked?
→ No / don't know
→ Light callus without significant cracking
→ Light callus with cracking
→ Thick callus without significant cracking
→ Thick callus with cracking
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate thin uncracked heel calluses, thin cracked heel calluses, thick uncracked heel calluses or thick cracked heel calluses, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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