- The Cuboid is a square shaped bone which lies between your heel and the 5th metatarsal.
- Cuboid dysfunction can result if this bone and the surrounding joints are subject to repeated trauma and cause intermittent pain.
How did I get this?
- The way that you walk, or if you have a high arched, or excessively flat foot can cause cuboid dysfunction. There is not usually a specific injury. The joints around the cuboid become inflamed and cause the pain.
What can I do about it?
- Rest, ice packs, and soft cushioning footwear may be helpful.
- Short term antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may relieve symptoms.
What help can I get for this?
- A podiatrist will assist with footwear advice or modification, strapping, padding, orthotics, or joint mobilisation.
When will it get better?
- With the correct support and reduction in activity you can expect an improvement over 6-8 weeks.