Pain in R Cuboid Area

Dr. Abrams -

First of all, thanks for the information available on your site. It is very helpful and informative.

For probably 5 to 6 weeks I have had pain in my right foot that has gotten steadily worse. The pain happens primarily with weight bearing. In looking at foot anatomy charts it appears to me that the pain is localized over the cuboid bone (looking down on the foot the pain is on the right hand side, in front of the ankle but not on the top of the foot. No pain in back of ankle or bottom of foot.)

If I am sitting or lying I have no pain but when I stand and try to walk it's pretty painful. The pain does let up some the longer I walk. There is no swelling or redness. I do not recall any injury. I have made an appointment with my podiatrist but cannot get in until 2 1/2 weeks from now. Are there things I should be doing now to help the pain and prevent whatever the problem is from getting worse?

I have a long history of fractures in my right foot, including calcaneal stress fracture, metatarsal stress fracture, lis franc injury, sesamoid fracture (requiring surgical removal), bone cyst, etc. Nine fractures and 2 surgeries in 10 years actually. I am 48 years old and have had three bone density scans (DECCA) with normal results so I am told that the problem is not osteoporosis. The doctors tell me I'm just "damn unlucky."

I am concerned about another fracture and want to do whatever I have to do to fix the problem. Is it possible to have a stress fracture of the cuboid? What other problems might this be? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.

Posted By Debi on December 20, 2005 at 16:21:28:

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