how to treat cuboid syndrome

How to treat cuboid syndrome?

Cuboid syndrome is a vague diagnosis that is probably the result of a number of different conditions on the lateral side of the foot. The one thing they have in common is the involvement of the cuboid bone and structures around it.

The actual treatment that is best directed at any one of the issues that occur in cuboid syndrome will vary from individual to individual, which is why it is important to get the diagnosis right first.

Common treatments for cuboid syndrome:

Manipulation and mobilisation:
There is a consideration that they cuboid bone is subluxed in those with cuboid syndrome so manipulation and mobilization is needed to “put it back in place”.

The use of padding under the cuboid bone to support the lateral column is often used. This can take the form of a cuboid notch on a foot orthotic.

Strapping or taping:
Tape can be used to restrict motion and movement which may help ease the symptoms in the area.

Foot orthotics:
These are often used over the medium to long term to help control the biomechanics of the foot and the overloads on the lateral column of the foot.

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