What is Cuboid Syndrome?

Cuboid Syndrome is a common cause of lateral foot pain i.e. pain on the outer side of the foot. Whilst fairly simple to treat, it is often misdiagnosed so symptoms can last for a long time. It particularly affects athletes such as ballet dancers and runners.

Understanding Cuboid Syndrome

The condition develops when the cuboid bone (one of the small bones in the foot) subluxes, i.e., partially dislocates. This may happen suddenly due to an injury such as an ankle sprain, or develop gradually over time from repetitive tension through the bone and surrounding structures. Here, we will look at the common causes of cuboid syndrome, how it presents, diagnosis, and the best treatment options.