If you are suffering from medial foot pain (pain on the inner side of the foot ) you maybe suffering from Cuboid Syndrome. This foot condition accounts for 4% of all foot injuries and is very common amongst runners and athletes. Cuboid Syndrome affects the cuboid bone of the foot this bone is located on the outerside of the mid foot. Depending upon the severity sufferers may experience mild to acute foot pain.
When someone has Cuboid Sydrome it means that the cuboid bone has moved out of it natural position. This is usually caused by trauma or repetitive pressure and force on the foot . When this particular bone becomes out of place this can cause pressure on soft tissue within your foot resulting in pain and discomfort. Cuboid Sydrome can also inhibit the movement of other bones and ligaments in the foot restricting movement and affecting the way you walk as a result.
Common causes of this injury include but are not limited to:
- Injury to the foot, for example Inversion sprains. Inversion sprains commonly cause Cuboid Sydrome due to the way that these sprains can force the foot and ankle inwards whilst displacing the cuboid bone by forcing it outwards.
- Consistent poor foot function of the feet for example over pronation, can cause excessive pressure on the bones in your feet which can overtime cause it to move out of place.
- Repetitive strain and damage to the muscles and ligaments that support the cuboid bone such the peroneus longus muscle. Excessive pressure and traction on the peroneus longus muscle can cause subluxation of the bone to occur.
There are lots of different treatments that you can try to deal with this injury. If poor biomechanics is to blame for your cuboid syndrome orthotic insoles can help! Orthotic insoles can help ease pain associated with this foot complaint. Orthotic insoles help boost your recovery by improving your foot function and help to realign the positioning of the bones in your feet through orthotic compression. Correcting foot function can also help to improve the efficiency of the way you walk and reduce stress and strain on the feet helping to stop foot fatigue and other foot injuries and problems.
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