Orthotics from Our Thousand Oaks Chiropractor At Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center
Orthotics are specialized devices that are used to help improve comfort, heal injuries, and increase function. Here at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, CA, we offer treatment for a wide variety of conditions that may be improved through the use of orthotics. Our chiropractor can discuss the benefit you might get, as well as the proper use of these devices.
Mobilizing Versus Bracing the Foot
If you have ever injured your ankle or foot, you may have been given a brace to wear. This is not a bad idea at first, but braces can easily be overused. After the initial (short) healing phase, your joints need to be as mobile as possible in order to strengthen them. Without proper strengthening, the injury is much more likely to happen again.
Joints that remain braced for long periods of time actually lose strength and become more prone to injury. Mobilization using proper techniques encourages the joint to heal completely by strengthening the supporting structures. This, in turn, reduces the risk of future injury.
The Role of Orthotics
The term 'orthotics' is often used to refer only to foot orthoses. However, it actually refers to any device on the outside of the body used to provide support or improve function. This means that several different devices used for the treatment of foot and ankle injuries are properly called orthotics.
Braces are a type of orthotic that reduces movement, while foot orthoses reduce strain on certain parts of the body while allowing the joint to remain mobile. Both over-the-counter and prescription (custom) options are available. For some people, the use of orthotics is temporary, while for others it can keep pain at bay for the long-term (often years).
Contact Our Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center For Foot Orthotics!
Here in Thousand Oaks, our chiropractor at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center sees many patients who could benefit from foot orthoses. If you have a foot or ankle injury that just won't heal, or you have chronic pain in these areas for any reason, contact us today to see what type of treatment might be best for you. We can be reached at 805-468-4437.