What is the primary treatment for cuboid syndrome

The cuboid is a smaller cube shaped bone on the outside of the foot around about the center of the foot. The bone is a little bigger than a typical gaming dice. The bone takes part in three joints and functions as a lever for the tendon of the peroneus longus tendon to pass under. Because this is a powerful muscle it may move the cuboid bone excessively if it is not stable and stress those joints that the bone is a part of causing a condition known as cuboid syndrome. This is probably one of the more common causes of pain on the lateral side of the foot, generally in athletes. The discomfort normally starts out quite minor and is located around where the cuboid bone is on the outside of the foot. The discomfort is only at first present during activity. If the exercise amounts are not reduced the condition will generally progress and then show up after activity in addition to during. Occasionally the pain may radiate down into the foot. Although this is the commonest reason for pain in this area, there are others such as tendon problems and nerve impingements.

The main management of Cuboid Syndrome is pain relief. This is generally achieved with a decrease in exercise levels and the using of taping to immobilise and support the area. Mobilisation and manipulation is generally used to fix the symptoms. Over the long run foot insoles are usually necessary to control the motion and aid the lateral arch of the foot. This can help make the cuboid more stable so it is an efficient lever or pulley for the tendon to function around. Typically this approach works in the majority of cases. If it doesn’t there are no operative or more advanced methods and a further decrease in activity amounts is generally the only option.



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