Anatomy of the Cuboid

The Cuboid is a cube-shaped bone present on the outer side of the tarsus of the foot. The Tarsus of the foot refers to the collection of seven small bones present where the foot joins with the lower leg. These tarsal bones form the ankle joint with the bones of the lower leg i.e. tibia and fibula.

Diagram of the foot, including the Cuboid

Articulations:

On the front side, the cuboid joins with the fourth and fifth metatarsals (metatarsals are five long bones, present in front of the tarsal bones and each is numbered according to the toe it joins on the front).

At the backside, it forms calcaneocuboid joint with the heel bone (calcaneus) of the foot.

The inner surface joins with other two other tarsal bones (lateral cuneiform and navicular bones).

Functions:

This bone plays an important role in stabilizing the lateral side of the foot during walking.

Problems:

Any foot trauma or heavy physical activity may lead to either;

- Dislocation or downward displacement of the cuboid bone (Cuboid Syndrome): It represents as a dull pain in the middle of the outer (lateral) side of the foot. This pain persists on rest and it becomes difficult to put pressure on the foot.

- Fracture of cuboid bone: Not easy to diagnose with an x-ray, rather an MRI is required. Treated with cast application, rest and supporting the foot until the fracture heals.



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THE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE DOCPODS:

FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

1. Measure your existing shoe insole:

 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:


 

2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
(you can trim to fit the insoles by approximately 1cm)


Docpods Regular Size Guide - for Slimline, 3 Quarter, Sports


  US UK EURO SLIMLINE 3 QUARTER  SPORTS 
Size  cm cm cm
Small  4-7  4-8  3-6.5  4-7.5  35-40 16  16.3  25.8
Medium  7-9   8-10  6-9  7-10  39-43  17.4 17.2  27.4
Large   9-13  10-14  8-12  9-13  42-47 19.3   18.2 29.4

Docpods Ultra Size Guide - for Ultra Soft

  XXS XS S M L XL
EURO  34  35.5-37.5  38-40  40.5-42  42.5-44  44.5-46.5
UK  2.5  3-4.5  5-6.5  7-8  8.5-9.5  10-12
US MENS  4-5  5.5-6  6.5-7.5  8-9  9.5-10.5  11-13.5
US WOMENS  3.5-5  5.5-7  7.5-9  9.5-10.5  11-12  13-14
LENGTH (cm) 23.2cm 24.9cm 26.2cm 28.8cm 30cm  31.2cm

Docpods Kids Size Guide - for Docpods Kids Fit only

  Size SPORTS  SLIMLINE
XXS 12-1  19.5cm 13cm 
XS 2-3 22.4cm  15.3cm 

Docpods Foot Pillow - Trim to Fit

  S L
US MENS  4.5 - 9  9 - 13
US WOMENS  6 - 10  10 - 14
LENGTH (cm) 26.5cm 29.2cm