cuboid joint causing pain on pad of foot

by Reader
(Rochdale Gtr Manchester)

Dropped transverse arch causing callus, often associated with a cuboid subluxation.

Dropped transverse arch causing callus, often associated with a cuboid subluxation.

I am a 68 yr old very active male. Golf, walking, dancing and gardening. First noticed slight pain, as if my sock was creased, under the ball of foot when wearing dance shoes about 7 yrs ago. This irritation continued to worsen but not severely; I ignored this until I noticed that at the end of a round of golf the pain, a dull pressure type of pain had increased and I was limping.

In August 2010 after x rays a diagnosis of

"functional jamming of the hallux during the toe-off phase of gait causing a compensatory overloading of the lesser metatarsals. There was also sagittal blockade of the calcaneal of the cuboid joint and the loss of motion was causing compensatory forefront biomechanical misalignment."

This problem and pain has worsened despite several different orthotics. I only have any relief when wearing the orthotics, which limits my activities and impacts on my life style.


Regards E.C. Reader

Hello Mr Reader,
It's a common problem, and very treatable if not curable. The transverse arch of the forefoot sinks; have you got callus under the second and third metatarsal heads along the ball of the foot?

See if you can find a chiropractor with a FICS qualification.

Dr B


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