Heel Pain

What Causes Heel Pain?

Heel pain 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 pain, 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 pain" as a symptom.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of heel pain.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate problems with limbs, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you suffer from heel pain? Include pain at your heel or slightly forward of the heel on the bottom of your foot.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Yes, but I am uncertain of what the cause is
→ Yes, diagnosed as plantar fasciitis
→ Yes, plantar fasciitis with heel spur(s)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of heel pain, heel pain of unknown cause, plantar fasciitis or spurs and plantar fasciitis, The Analyst™ will consider or rule out various possibilities.
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