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March 2024

Cuboid syndrome, also known as cuboid subluxation or lateral plantar neuritis, is a condition where the cuboid bone in the outer midfoot becomes displaced. This displacement can occur due to trauma, overuse, or sudden twisting of the foot. Symptoms typically include pain and tenderness on the outer side of the foot, especially during weight-bearing activities like walking or running. Patients may also experience some difficulty moving the foot sideways. Diagnosis of cuboid syndrome involves a physical examination by a podiatrist, often including specific maneuvers to reproduce the pain and assess foot alignment. X-rays or other imaging studies may be ordered to rule out other potential causes of foot pain. Treatment is typically conservative, including rest, taping, or bracing to stabilize the foot, and exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles. In some cases, manipulation or mobilization techniques performed by a podiatrist may be beneficial. If you have outer midfoot pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Cuboid syndrome, also known as cuboid subluxation, occurs when the joints and ligaments near the cuboid bone in the foot become torn. If you have cuboid syndrome, consult with Brian D. Jackson, DPM from Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Cuboid syndrome is a common cause of lateral foot pain, which is pain on the outside of the foot. The condition may happen suddenly due to an ankle sprain, or it may develop slowly overtime from repetitive tension through the bone and surrounding structures.


The most common causes of cuboid syndrome include:

  • Injury – The most common cause of this ailment is an ankle sprain.
  • Repetitive Strain – Tension placed through the peroneus longus muscle from repetitive activities such as jumping and running may cause excessive traction on the bone causing it to sublux.
  • Altered Foot Biomechanics – Most people suffering from cuboid subluxation have flat feet.


A common symptom of cuboid syndrome is pain along the outside of the foot which can be felt in the ankle and toes. This pain may create walking difficulties and may cause those with the condition to walk with a limp.


Diagnosis of cuboid syndrome is often difficult, and it is often misdiagnosed. X-rays, MRIs and CT scans often fail to properly show the cuboid subluxation. Although there isn’t a specific test used to diagnose cuboid syndrome, your podiatrist will usually check if pain is felt while pressing firmly on the cuboid bone of your foot.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are ice therapy, rest, exercise, taping, and orthotics.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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Tuesday, 19 March 2024 00:00

Causes of Cold Feet and Poor Circulation

Cold feet can often signal poor circulation, a condition where blood flow to your extremities, especially the feet, is not adequate. There are several common causes of poor circulation in the feet. One is peripheral artery disease, where arteries narrow due to plaque buildup, reducing blood flow to your lower limbs. Diabetes can also contribute to poor circulation due to high blood sugar levels damaging blood vessels and nerves, leading to decreased sensation and blood flow. Additionally, conditions like Raynaud's disease cause blood vessels to narrow dramatically in response to cold or stress, further limiting blood flow. Smoking also worsens circulatory issues as it constricts blood vessels. It is important to get checked for any underlying health issues if you have circulatory issues in the feet and lower limbs. If you are experiencing cold feet on a regular basis, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist, a foot doctor who can diagnose the source of the issue and offer treatment solutions for poor circulation. 

Poor circulation is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention. If you have any concerns with poor circulation in your feet contact Brian D. Jackson, DPM of Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Poor Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is can be caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. This can restrict the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.


Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development. It can also cause:

  • Muscle pain, stiffness, or weakness   
  • Numbness or cramping in the legs 
  • Skin discoloration
  • Slower nail & hair growth
  • Erectile dysfunction

Those who have diabetes or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, as are those who are over 50. If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD and is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions.

As always, see a podiatrist as he or she will assist in finding a regimen that suits you. A podiatrist can also prescribe you any needed medication. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

The Well-Being of Your Feet

Taking care of your feet is essential for overall well-being, given that the average person takes between 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Daily foot care helps to prevent injuries and alleviate discomfort in the feet, knees, hips, and back. Wearing appropriate shoes tailored to specific activities will ensure adequate support. When purchasing new footwear, factors such as cushioning, arch support, and shock absorption should be prioritized. Regularly inspecting shoes for wear and tear is also important, as worn-out shoes can contribute to foot problems. Additionally, it's advisable to minimize walking barefoot on hard surfaces to avoid inflammation. Pedicures can be beneficial for foot maintenance, provided personal tools are used to reduce the risk of infections. Incorporating stretching exercises and regular foot massages into your routine can further enhance foot health and overall well-being. By following these practices, you can improve comfort, productivity, and quality of life, one step at a time. If foot or ankle issues occur from time to time, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to have your feet examined, a proper diagnosis made, and appropriate treatment administered.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Brian D. Jackson, DPM from Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2024 00:00

It's Time for Beautiful Feet

You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails. Step outside without worrying about the appearance of your feet.

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 00:00

Causes of Acquired Flat Feet

When the foot loses its structural support, its shape can alter, leading to a condition known as acquired flat feet. Acquired flat feet typically stem from an imbalance in the forces that flatten the arch and those that support it. Factors such as excessive tension in the calf muscles, obesity, dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon, or lax ligaments can contribute to this condition. Imagine the arch as a bridge. Excessive weight or force on the bridge without adequate support underneath can lead to its collapse. With acquired flat feet, there is often too much force flattening the arch in the absence of ample structural support. Treating acquired flat feet can include performing exercises to strengthen the muscles, wearing more supportive footwear, and using orthotic shoe inserts. In some cases, surgical intervention may be needed. Post-surgery, the focus shifts to rebalancing the forces that act on the arch to optimize function and prevent further deformity. If you have been affected by acquired flat feet, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for who can conduct a full examination before determining what the proper treatment is for you.

Flatfoot is a condition many people suffer from. If you have flat feet, contact Brian D. Jackson, DPM from Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Are Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. About 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arches never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – If you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  


  • Pain around the heel or arch area
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle
  • Flat look to one or both feet
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn


If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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