3-4 days free worldwide delivery

Cuboid Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 31, 2017

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome refers to a subluxation of the structural congruity of the calcaneocuboid joint which results in irritation or inflammation of surrounding joint capsules, ligaments and the peroneus longus tendon causing lateral midfoot pain and impaired joint function.

With the pathomechanics behind cuboid syndrome being multifactorial in nature, it can often be challenging to diagnose the condition and to formulate effective management strategies accordingly.

This necessitates a proper understanding of cuboid subluxation in order to facilitate a thorough physical examination of the affected region and consequently, an accurate clinical diagnosis; this would help in the successful implementation of conservative measures accompanied with the use of external support in the form of foot orthotics.

The disruption in the joint congruity of the calcaneocuboid joint often happens as a result of forceful eversion of the cuboid while the calcaneus is inverted, leading to lateral foot pain.


Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


While reviewing literature on the examination and treatment of cuboid syndrome, Chris Durall, from the University of Wisconsin, lists out excessive pronation, overuse and inversion ankle sprains as the causes that have been proposed for the condition.

Among the risk factors outlined by the author in his review, midtarsal instability, excessive bodyweight, ill-fitting or poorly constructed shoes, exercise, inadequate exercise recovery, training on uneven surfaces and foot/ankle sprains can increase the predisposition of an individual to the condition.

Erik Adams and Chris Madden, from the Midwest Sports Medicine Institute and Longs Peak Family Practice respectively, presented a case study of an 11-year-old girl with soft tissue trauma in her left foot that affected a localised area over the dorsal calcaneocuboid joint.

The authors recommended management strategies involving manipulation or mobilisation, relative rest, activity modification, physical therapy (arch and midfoot strengthening), external dynamic support and occasional immobilisation.

MASS4D® customised foot orthotics would be included in treatment modalities to help maintain proper cuboid positioning and to facilitate healing of the surrounding soft tissues by addressing biomechanical discrepancies such as hyperpronation of the feet.

The supportive force provided by MASS4D® helps in maintaining optimal functionality in the lower limbs, minimising postural misalignments and reducing stress on the affected soft tissues; this enables sufficient healing and speeds up the recovery process of the individual.

Copyright 2017 MASS4D® All rights reserved. 

Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


Related Links

Repetitive Stress Syndrome
Obesity and Foot Problems
Why MASS4D® Orthotics?

References:

  1. Durall, C. J. (2011) Examination and Treatment of Cuboid Syndrome. Sports Health: November 2011, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 514-519. DOI: 10.1177/1941738111405965
  2. Adams, E., Madden, C. (2009) Cuboid Subluxation: A Case Study and Review of the Literature. American College of Sports Medicine: November/December 2009, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 300-307.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Clinicians Blog

Piriformis Syndrome
Managing Piriformis Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 16, 2018

Piriformis syndrome is caused by the entrapment or compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle at the infra-piriformis canal. This is commonly felt as sciatica which can intensify with certain triggering positions.

Read More

Patellar Tendinopathy
Patellar Tendinopathy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 30, 2018

Repetitive movements such as those found in basketball and volleyball involve the constant release and storage of energy from the patellar tendons without adequate rest. This can result in patellar tendinopathy.

Read More

Injury Prevention In Gymnastics
Injury Prevention in Gymnastics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 23, 2018

Gymnastics requires a combination of high skills and complex maneuvers coupled with long training hours – all of which can increase a gymnast's chances of developing injuries of the lower extremity.

Read More