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Nov 3

Written by: Larry Huppin, DPM
11/3/2011 7:14 AM

I had a ProLab client call me this morning regarding how to write a prescription for a patient who is experiencing pain from calcaneal cuboid arthritis. This patient had a subtalar joint fusion 30 years ago. In the past couple of years he started developing lateral column pain that seems to be due to calcaneal cuboid joint OA.

In many ways, this is a fairly straightforward prescription. Our primary goal is to limit motion of the calcaneal cuboid joint, and transfer pressure from the lateral column to the medial column. Here is the prescription that we recommended:

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