How a cuboid can stop you from walking

If you experience pain in your foot near your little toe and it becomes difficult to weight bear or walk on your foot you may have cuboid syndrome.

Cuboid syndrome, also known as subluxation of the midtarsal joint, is caused by an injury to the joint and ligaments surrounding the cuboid bone, which is one of the seven tarsal bones in the foot. In this case, the cuboid bone moves out of alignment. This might happen after a sudden injury or overuse of the foot joint.

Pain is often felt around the middle of the foot, or at the base of the fourth and fifth toes. Cuboid syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and is sometimes confused with a stress fracture, but stress fractures are rare in the cuboid bone.

Cuboid syndrome is fairly common for people of all ages and particularly in people over 40 years of age, especially athletes and dancers. People who work on uneven surfaces, such as boats, or have had a past ankle injury may also be more prone to cuboid syndrome.

When cuboid syndrome is correctly identified and treated, most people make a full recovery.

Chiropractic care can provide relief for cuboid syndrome by helping to realign the cuboid bone. For more information contact Lane Chiropractic at 6676 2270.

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