Cuboid subluxation(Cuboid Syndrome) occurs from small and often unknown injury to the calcaneocuboid joint near the cuboid bone itself. Ligaments may also cause the condition. The Cuboid is a tarsal bone in the foot.
If you've ever felt foot pain on the side of your foot that houses your small(little) toe and/or experience some weakness in your foot generally, you may have Cuboid sublucation. Alias’ abound for this particular foot ailment. It is known as peroneal cuboid syndrome or locked cuboid.
Patients with the disease will often consult a physician as it is very pronounced. The feeling of discomfort or unease will increase over time as the disease exacerbates itself. Pain will begin to pulse throughout the foot, as if an infection as set in. Motions may become limited. If you are having trouble standing on your toes or rocking on the arches of your foot, then you are almost certainly a victim of this terrible ailment.
Pain may subside for a time, but eventually it will come back until something is done to fix the problem. It is vital to visit your doctor as soon as possible when you start noticing severe foot pain.
What caused this issue? There can be many causes, but athletes are particularly prone to developing it. Second only to Plantar Fasciitis, this is known as a “runner’s nightmare” amongst the athletic community. High degrees of over-pronation, and ankle sprain, or simply over-using your feet for sustained periods can directly contribute. Running and jumping, in particular, have well known correlations to the disorder.
If you are a runner or athlete, you have a high risk factor for the disease. Further, if you wear shoes that don’t fit just right, or opt to use irregular insoles, then you are susceptible. If you walk around a trail that is uneven, very often, you increase your changes of developing Cuboid syndrome. Obesity is another triggering factor.
If you believe you have Cuboid subluxation, visit a doctor immediately. They will likely recommend an insole with a met-relief cut(our Plantar Fasciitis insole for example, was developed with Cuboid Syndrome in mind) which will relieve the plantar fascia during activates and prevent further exacerbation. If you are experience concurrent issues such as gout, consult a doctor as medications may be necessary to address it.
If Cuboid realignment is necessary, this must be done by a trained professional. This is the physical act of resetting the disarrayed bones and tendons in your foot. An osteopath may be necessary.
The condition is quite treatable. Custom fitted orthotics are a primary solution, which is why you may find your on this website. These are items we market directly to those affected.
Check the Wiki for Cuboid Syndrome here.