Think you have Cuboid Dysfunction?

Book an appointment to have a Registered Podiatrist diagnose your pain and proscribe you a treatment today!


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?

  • Rest.

  • 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.