Orthotics are a custom made insert to help moderate the structure and function of your foot. Whether they are necessary or not is something we will get into in a minute.
First off, all orthotics are not created equal. They come in many different shapes and sizes, and can be made from different materials. In some cases such as for diabetic patients, orthotics should be made with soft cushioning, and in other situations they may be as hard as a rock.
Determining where the root problem in a dog can be difficult. They can’t explain to you what they are feeling and they don’t have fingers to point where it specifically hurts.
When I see injured dogs as an animal chiropractor, I am usually presented with a dog that has very common symptoms like limping or change in activity levels, but it usually comes with no diagnosis of what is happening… and I totally get why.
First off the principle of chiropractic care is the same for both. A human and a dog both have a spine and nervous system. The function of their spine directly affects the function of their nervous system. The nervous system is in control of muscles, organs and sensory function. In everyday life problems with this can show up in performance, mobility, or daily routine.