My Former Cuboid Syndrome
I developed a Cuboid Syndrome in response to an injury that resulted in a complete tear of the right talofibular ligament. This ligament on the lateral ankle is the one that is most commonly involved with an ankle sprain. I feel very strongly that the Type II Cuboid Syndrome is responsible for failed rehabilitation after an ankle injury, known as "recurrent ankle sprain", among other terms. Fortunately, I resolved my own Type II Cuboid syndrome when I developed this approach years back and my cuboid has not been symptomatic for a very long time. I did address alll of the other motions that were lacking. My surgical repair was in 1981, my self treatment of the Type II Cuboid Syndrome, several years later. Ankle is doing great! I do think that having had the problem helped me to gain a deeper (empirical) understanding of the problem. The other accessory motions I treated were: superior glide of the fibula posterior glide of the distal fibula (lateral malleolus) screened the superior fibula for ant/post glide, cannot recal findings posterior glide of the talus adduction of the talus inferior glide and pronation of the cuboid pronation of the mid foot especially navicular screened sup/inf glide of the cunbieforms screened 5th ray, no tx necessary medial g;ide of the talus calcaneal (sub-talar joint) abduction which restored calcaneal valgus/eversion It is a bit late, and I am wondering if I am missing a component! I still stretch the heel cord almost daily, in 2 positions and stretch the posterior capsule of the knee and also perform hamstring stretches. Strengthening and endurance exercises for the tibialis anterior and the peroneals (new terminology: fibularis muscles). On occasion I do balance and proprioception activities thought they seem to be fully restored. I do the stretches for a minnimum of 5 minutes, exercises are done 100 reps anti-gravity. It has been a very long time since the foot and ankle were symptomatic. Actually, I do have mild residual symptoms. The skin over the stainless steel screw itches at the scar!