Think you have Cuboid Dysfunction?
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What is Cuboid Dysfunction?
The Cuboid lies between your heel and 5th metatarsal.
Repeat trauma to this bone can cause intermittent pain when it has undergone repeated trauma.
How did I get this?
High arched feet, or excessively flat feet as well as your gait can contribute to cuboid dysfunction. Pain arises when the joints around the cuboid are inflamed.
What can I do about it?
Use ice packs to alleviate pain and help with inflammation.
Footwear with good cushioning can help.
Short term antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may relieve symptoms.
What help can I get for this?
Podiatrists will advise on footwear advice or modification, they may use strapping, padding. They may also advise orthotics, or doing some mobilisation of the joint.
When will it get better?
Improvement can be seen in 6-8 weeks if you rest and limit activity.