Cuboid syndrome - is it real?

I recently viewed with interest a Facebook video posting asserting that Cuboid Syndrome was an inappropriate name and that calling it such was akin to using the term metatarsalgia, one of my pet hates. There are certainly issues with how we view this condition, but does it really exist, and if so, what is it?  And ....what should we call it?

As clinicians, the most important thing we can do is make the diagnosis, and metatarsalgia is right up there with "headache' as a diagnosis for someone with an aching head.

But, what about Cuboid Syndrome?

I see obvious differences, the most notable being that this is a discription of a very localised condition, whereas metatarsalgia covers a fairly broad anatomical zone with potentially dozens of diagnoses.

So, for the moment, I shall stick with the term "Cuboid Syndrome", much as the acccepted 'patellofemoral syndrome'.

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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