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Diagnosing the lateral column foot pain in athletes

16% of all sports related injuries are foot injuries - so here's more information on lateral foot pain!

This article discusses lateral column foot pain in athletes as almost 16% of all sports related injuries are foot injuries. There is minimal literature specific to lateral column foot pain in athletes. The lateral column of the foot includes the calcaneus, the cuboid, the fourth and fifth metatarsals and the calcaneocuboid, cuboid metatarsal, and intermetatarsal joints, the cuboid being the cornerstone.

Correct diagnostics of the lateral column is challenging. The clinician needs to have an understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. Suspicion should be raised if patients do not respond to standard treatment. A quick and accurate diagnosis aids in reducing morbidity for the athlete and allows a safe return to activity.

> From: Traister et al., Curr Sports Med Rep 6 (2014-11-24 08:23:02) 370-376 . All rights reserved to The American College of Sports Medicine. Click here for the online summary.

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