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Heel pain

Heel pain: Introduction

Heel pain: Heel pain - injury to the Achilles tendon is one of the major causes of pain in the heel. See detailed information below for a list of 31 causes of Heel pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Heel pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Heel pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Heel pain

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Causes of Types of Heel pain:

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Heel pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Heel pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Heel pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Heel pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Heel pain may include:

Stories from Users for Heel pain

Real-life user stories relating to Heel pain:

Message Boards for Heel pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Heel pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Heel pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Heel pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the gait including limping
    • Inspect the heel looking for any skin changes - e.g. ulcer, foreign body, cellulitis, plantar wart.
    • Feel the foot, especially the heel for tenderness
    • Feel for tenderness localized 5cm for the end of the heel suggestive of plantar fasciitis
    • Feel for tender thickened Achilles tendon and crepitus (crackling) with moving the tendon suggestive of Achilles tendonitis
  • more tests...»

Heel pain: Animations

Heel pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Heel pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Heel pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Heel pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Heel pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Heel pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Heel pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Heel pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Heel pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Heel pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Heel pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Heel pain. Of the 31 causes of Heel pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 28 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Heel pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Heel pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Heel spur ... heel pain, heel pain under weight bearing, heel pain when walking


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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Heel pain?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Heel pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Heel pain:

Subtypes of Heel pain:

Heel burning sensation (22 causes), Heel paresthesia/ tingling (11 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Heel pain:

Foot pain (206 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Heel pain:

Foot pain (206 causes), Sole pain (13 causes), Ankle pain (56 causes), Heel symptoms, Heel rash, Bunion (9 causes), Calcaneum, Calcaneal spur, Calcaneal fracture, Pedal oedema

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heel pain

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