Well I went to the Dr. today. I have cuboid syndrome. I basically strained/aggravated the ligament that covers the cuboid bone. I tell you only me….the most random and obscure foot syndrome and I have it! SMH!
Cuboid syndrome is a condition characterized by subluxation (partial dislocation) of the cuboid bone in the foot .
The foot comprises of many small bones, one of which is the cuboid. The cuboid bone is situated at the outer aspect of the mid-foot and is connected to adjacent bones via strong connective tissue forming joints. These joints provide outer foot stability and allow movement to take place.
During weight bearing activity, certain movements of the foot and ankle and contraction of certain muscles of the lower leg and foot (e.g. peroneus longus), stress is placed on the cuboid bone and surrounding soft tissue. If these forces are excessive and beyond what the bone and surrounding soft tissue can withstand, tearing of the supportive connective tissue may occur. This may allow the cuboid bone to sublux or partially move out of its normal alignment relative to the adjacent foot bones. When this occurs, the condition is known as cuboid syndrome.
Causes of cuboid syndrome
Cuboid syndrome may develop due to excessive traction on the cuboid due to repetitive contraction of the peroneus longus muscle . This may occur in association with Peroneus Longus Tendinopathy. Cuboid syndrome may also develop following a Sprained Ankle whereby the foot and ankle are turned inward excessively (inversion), therefore causing damage to the connective tissue holding the cuboid bone in position. Most patients who develop this condition have excessively pronated feet (flat feet) although the condition may also be seen in those with lateral ankle instability. Cuboid syndrome is particularly common in ballet dancers and runners.
Rest, Ice, Roll
-I can still run but only on relatively flat surfaces…..that will be hard to find in my area.
-I can’t do my track workouts for 2 weeks
-I forgot to bring my insoles and so he was not able to but something on them that could give me some relief….#badpatient
Have you ever heard of cuboid? Have you suffered from any foot ailments?