- The foot can be broken down into the forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot.
- The midfoot consists of four bones: the medial cuneiform, intermediate cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, and the cuboid (from inside of foot to outside of foot).
How Does it Occur?
- When the cuboid bone is repetitively subluxed
What Causes Cuboid Dysfunction?
- Overuse injuries – especially with athletes
- Increase in body weight
- Increase in training intensity or inadequate recovery
- After a lateral ankle sprain
- Gradual onset of lateral (outside) foot pain that is worse with weight bearing
- Often feels as if one is stepping on a rock or small pebble
- Pain often occurs when pushing off while walking or going into heel raise
- Swelling at lateral part of foot
- Decreased range of motion
- Weakness of outside ankle muscles