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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005 Jul;35(7):409-15.

Treatment of cuboid syndrome secondary to lateral ankle sprains: a case series.

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Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine, Onalaska, WI, USA. jmjennings13@yahoo.com

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

Case series.

BACKGROUND:

Plantar flexion/inversion ankle sprains are one of the most frequently occurring sports injuries. Cuboid syndrome, which is difficult to diagnose, may result from a plantar flexion/ inversion ankle injury and could become the source of lateral ankle/midfoot pain. The objective of this case series is to describe the examination, evaluation, and treatment of the cuboid syndrome following a lateral ankle sprain.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

Seven patients were seen in our clinic 1 to 8 weeks following a lateral ankle sprain with a chief complaint of lateral ankle/midfoot pain. In these 7 patients, the presence of cuboid syndrome was identified independently by 2 examiners. Treatment consisted of a cuboid manipulation.

OUTCOMES:

All 7 patients returned to sports activities following 1 to 2 treatments consisting of the "cuboid whip" manipulation. No recurrence of symptoms was reported upon immediate return to competition or during the remainder of the season (mean follow-up, 5.7 months; range, 2 to 8 months).

DISCUSSION:

Based on those 7 patients, our results suggest that patients who are properly diagnosed with cuboid syndrome and receive the cuboid manipulation can return to competitive activity within 1 or 2 visits without injury recurrence.

PMID:
16108581
DOI:
10.2519/jospt.2005.35.7.409
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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