Orthotics are medical devices designed to support, align, or improve the function of the musculoskeletal system. These devices are custom fit to the individual and can treat various conditions. At Marianna Health and Wellness in Marianna, FL, our chiropractor can help answer your questions about orthotics and see if they should be part of your chiropractic treatment plan.
Improve Alignment and Function
Orthotics can improve the alignment and function of the body. They can correct flat feet or high arches, leading to foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain. They can also improve the function of joints, such as the knee or ankle, by providing support and reducing stress on the joint.
Treat Medical Conditions
Orthotics can be used to treat several medical conditions. For example, orthotics can treat plantar fasciitis, a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and arch. They can also treat shin splints, tendonitis, and arthritis. Orthotics can also treat conditions that affect the spine, such as scoliosis.
Provide Support and Protection
Orthotics can provide support and protection. For example, orthotics can support the foot arch and prevent excessive pronation or supination during walking or running. They can also protect the foot or ankle during sports activities, reducing the risk of injury.
Types of Orthotics
There are many types of orthotics, including foot orthotics, ankle braces, knee braces, back braces, and neck braces. Foot orthotics correct foot or ankle problems and provide cushioning and support for the foot. Ankle braces are used for the protection of the ankle. Knee braces are used to support the knee and reduce stress on the joint. Back braces are used to support the spine and lower back pain. Finally, neck braces support the neck and reduce neck pain.
Visit Us at Marianna Health & Wellness
If you're experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees, back, and neck, consult a chiropractor to determine if orthotics are right for you. Proper use can improve your quality of life and maintain an active lifestyle. Marianna Health and Wellness in Marianna, FL, provides quality chiropractic care through different methods, including orthotics. Call us at (850) 526-4830, or stop by to schedule an appointment today!