Cuboid Dysfunction


The Cuboid is a square shaped bone which lies between your heel and the 5th metatarsal.
Cuboid dysfunction can result if this bone and the surrounding joints are subject to repeated trauma and cause intermittent pain.

How did I get this?

The way that you walk, or if you have a high arched, or excessively flat foot can cause cuboid dysfunction. There is not usually a specific injury. The joints around the cuboid become inflamed and cause the pain.

What can I do about it?

  • Rest, ice packs, and soft cushioning footwear may be helpful.
  • Short term anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may relieve symptoms.

What help can I get for this?

A podiatrist will assist with footwear advice or modification, strapping, padding, orthotics, or joint mobilisation.

When will it get better?

With the correct support and reduction in activity you can expect an improvement over 6-8 weeks.