River Ridge Chiropractic Blog Archive

Plantar Faciitis and You

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Plantar Faciitis is a medical term for inflammation of the connective tissue in the bottom of the foot. This can also include pain in the heel area that is generally most severe in the morning. Causes of plantar faciitis include a flattening of the arches and an arch drop that might result from weight gain, […]

Foot Care for Your Life

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Care of our feet is key to the overall development of our bone structure and spinal health.   Some thirty odd years ago when my oldest children were small, it was one of the “important” things on their pediatricians list of what to look for in their physical development. How were the feet and ankles […]

Foot Care

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Did you know that the average person walks enough steps to circle the Earth twice? That’s about 13 million steps in a lifetime! To keep your feet in good shape, there are simple exercises you can do right from the comfort of your own home. Toe grip– Drop a sock or other lightweight object on […]

Falling on Ice

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Here in Asheville we may not see a lot of ice, but it is still a good idea to be aware of injuries that are common when you do slip. It is also good to know how to prevent a fall from happening in the first place. Image via sngyork Falls Common injuries during a fall […]

Foot Anatomy and Pain

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Your feet are made up of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. To be exact, one foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons! That is a lot of body parts required for you to stand upright and perform activities such as running, jumping, and walking. Anyone who has experienced […]

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Part 2

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

This week, I’ll be covering common ailments that affect the knees and toes, and how Chiropractic can be used to treat them. Knees The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability. It is also a major weight-bearing joint, which is why we often see pain in this area. […]

Foot Care Part 2

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

If you spend your time running in Asheville, hiking in Asheville or biking in Asheville, this series will be of interest to you. A good chiropractor always considers the ground – if you aren’t hitting the ground right, it’s impossible for you to have a good, healthy posture or a good running-line. It’s not just […]

Foot Care Part 1

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

If you spend your time running in Asheville, hiking in Asheville or biking in Asheville, this series will be of interest to you. Did you know we are the only mammal with an arch in our feet? Our foot is really good for jumping across streams, it is good for upright walking. Most mammals don’t […]

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