Your cuboid could be the reason your foot hurts
Everything you need to know about the peskiest foot injury
Runners are hard on their feet. We get out and run countless miles and our feet take the brunt of that pounding. When a foot injury flares up, it’s worrisome because they’re some of the hardest injuries to heal. Unless you completely swear off walking, it’s difficult to give your feet a break.
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What’s the cuboid?
How does it become injured?
Sometimes the solution for fixing a sore cuboid is as simple as a little manual therapy to pop it back into place, other times the treatment is a little more complicated. Moran says, “Manual therapy can get the foot and ankle moving better, which can solve the issue. Other times runners will need treatment up the chain in order to fix other issues that may have contributed to poor loading on the feet. Getting a gait analysis can also be recommended to see why your foot was acting up in the first place.”
Moran reminds that if pain persists, there’s a chance you’ve sustained a stress fracture or reaction. In that case it’s best to have your foot assessed by a professional.