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Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a condition caused by an injury to the joint and ligaments surrounding the cuboid bone. It is often associated with the Peroneal muscle group.


The cuboid bone is one of the seven tarsal bones in the foot.

Cuboid syndrome causes pain on the lateral side of the foot which is the side of the little toe. 


It is often hard to tell exactly where this pain comes from, which makes cuboid syndrome challenging to diagnose.



How is it commonly injured

Several causes have been proposed for cuboid syndrome, including:

  • excessive pronation, a well as reduced pronation has been involved with this injury

  • overuse, 

  • inversion ankle sprains

  • A disruption of joint congruity with high repetitive forces 




Common signs an symptoms include:

  • pain on the outside of foot, 

  • pain increased during weight-bearing

  • pain can be dull and aching, or sharp and acute

  • difficulty walking

  • hopping is very difficult

  • pain can extend up the outside of the ankle and into the lower leg

  • pain can be worse when lifting the heel and pushing off the toe

Global Rehabilitation Network

  • We provide a complete online program of 12 consecutive weeks of instructions on how to conservatively manage this injury

  • We provide a global network of therapists that can chat remotely via our Telehealth services to guide you through the process week by week for minimal cost.

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