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Heel Spurs – Self Help Tips, Treatment and Prevention From The Barefoot Running Doctor at Team Doctors

Heel Spur Pain

Heel Pain ICD-9 719.47  Heel Spur ICD-9 726.73 Heel Spurs – Self Help Tips, Treatment and Prevention From The Barefoot Running Doctor at Team Doctors Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC In this article is everything you ever wanted to know about Heel Spurs and more! Do you think you have a Heel Spur because you have Heel Pain? Does a heel spur even cause heel pain? Maybe the pain your having is plantar fasciitis? What is a Heel Spur, Foot Spur or … [Read more...]

Morton’s Neuroma – Self Help Tips, Treatment and Prevention From The Barefoot Running Doctor at Team Doctors

Morton's Neuroma Pain

Morton’s Metatarsalgia ICD-9 355.6 Morton’s Neuroma - Self Help Tips, Treatment and Prevention From The Barefoot Running Doctor at Team Doctors  Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC In this article is everything you ever wanted to know about Morton’s neuroma and more! Is your foot hurting? Do you have tingling in the feet or burning feet? Do you have foot aches and do you have toe numbness? The “Morton’s Metatarsalgia ICD-9 355.6” (pain between … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #205 Barefoot-Arch Stretches in Malaysia

Barefoot-Arch Stretch

Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL and Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of Ontario Canada  April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Keep in touch with Dr. Stoxen and Team Doctors by connecting to us below: Connect with Dr. Stoxen:                                        Connect with Team Doctors: Dr. James Stoxen DC Facebook                                   Team Doctors Facebook Dr. James Stoxen DC Twitter                                        Team Doctors Twitter Dr. James Stoxen … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #202 When my feet hurt.. I did this pressure point and got relief.

Dr. James Stoxen DC and Dr. Amir Majidi

MY FEET HURT! Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr James Stoxen DC I remember standing on my feet all day 14 - 16 hours a day for 135 days in a row on one of those runs when I was getting calls from so many big name entertainers that I could not say, NO! But I ended up with sore toes,  pain on the bottom of the foot pain on the side of the foot.  Lets just say my feet were in pain!   I also remember I had pain in the big toe like a turf toe. I did this deep tissue treatment for … [Read more...]

Stress Fracture Of the Second Metatarsal – Self Help Tips to Treatment and Prevention from The Barefoot Running Doctor

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Stress Fracture (2nd Metatarsal) ICD-9 829.0 Stress Fracture Of the Second Metatarsal - Self Help Tips to Treatment and Prevention from The Barefoot Running Doctor Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr James Stoxen DC With an increase in public interest in physical fitness, clinical practitioners are diagnosing  stress fractures of the foot or metatarsal stress fractures with greater frequency. First described by Aristotle in 200 BC, stress fractures were initially recorded in … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 99 What Is The Best Way To Lace Your Shoes?

Dr. James Stoxen DC shares tips on how to lace a shoe properly

    Today i'm going to talk about how to lace a shoe. That might sound kind of strange because most of them are already laced when you get them. You might think the company laces them correctly when you get them but that is not always true. I have a tricky way of lacing shoes that will make them fit perfectly, snug and make the shoe a better support mechanism when you need it.   What we have here is a Drew shoe and it has a lacing system that starts over … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #175 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something? part 2

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  As you can see in the video when I was barefoot running on the trail I was meandering around the rocks.  This adds another dimension to the barefoot running. When you are running barefoot you have to watch where you step. This adds an extra dynamic to the 'running training' What that means is if you have shoes on you don't pay much where you are stepping or the environment. Just running perhaps listening to your ipod and the latest music. I try to get into the training … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 159 – Foot Lock! What You Get From Standing Too Long And How To Prevent It

Dr James Stoxen DC at Team Doctors

  I have been standing in these shoes all day! My Feet Hurt! Maybe the pain will go away....... Those are six very dangerous words, maybe the pain will go away.... An activity as simple as standing all day can lead to pain in your feet. So you need to know how to protect your feet when you're stuck standing for hours on end, especially on a hard surface. Besides the stress of prolonged standing, the architecture of the foot can also increase the symptoms from pre-existing … [Read more...]

I Have Heel Pain. Should I Give Up On Barefoot Running?

Subtalar Joint Outside Deep Tissue Point

Heel Pain ICD-9 719.47  Heel Spur ICD-9 726.73 I Have Heel Pain. Should I Give Up On Barefoot Running? Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC Whatever your level of running, regular racing, fitness running, or occasional jogging, aches and pains are a part of the sport. While aches and pains should never be ignored, some are more significant than others because they signify chronic running injury. The most commonly injured areas include the arch and heel … [Read more...]

How Can I Run Barefoot When I Have Plantar Fasciitis, Limbic Difference, Flat Feet, Scoliosis And Pain?

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Question: First, structurally, I have a severe case of scoliosis that was fused when I was 12. I have a limbic difference and I didn't know until my feet started hurting but I also apparently, have flat feet.  For these reasons the 3 podiatrists and a PT that I have seen have told me there is no possibility of my becoming barefoot (BF). My husband and I have tried to find a doctor/pt in our area open to BF with absolutely no luck.  About 5 years ago after the birth of my first child my feet … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #89 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates A Stretch To Increase The Flexibility Of The Arch Of Your Foot

Dr james Stoxen DC demonstrates stretching the arch of the foot

  In The Human Spring Mechanism there are two parts that colide. The ground and your body. If you don't have anything in between them then they will collide. We were designed with a spring mechanism that is built into each floor of your body. What I am going to show you is a new stretch that will help strengthen the Human Spring and increase the flexibility of the arch of your foot. First you grab each one of your toes with your finger Pull towards you to stretch your … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #88 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Stretching Of The Foot While Sitting At Your Chair

Dr james Stoxen DC demonstrates stretching of the feet while in a chair

Part of releasing your Human Spring involves stretching. Stretching is very important. If we stretch our body we will be able to absorb more energy into the spring. Sitting for a long period of time could result in muscle atrophy (When a muscle atrophies, this leads to muscle weakness, since the ability to exert force is related to mass) One thing you can do while sitting in a chair is to stretch your foot. What you do is take your shoe off and put your foot back behind you on … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #87 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Of The Ankle Mortise

Pressure point of the ankle mortise

When your Human Spring is released then the forces are loaded deep into the spring. This means: You get maximum loading maximum protection maximum energy for efficiency The body is a giant spring with 7 floors of springs: The arch The subtalar joint The ankle mortise The knee The hip The spine The head-neck Today we are going to release the third floor which is the ankle mortise. This is where the ankle bone or the edge of the distal edge of the tibia meets … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #83 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Above The Big Toe And Second Toe

Release point above the big toe and second toe, knuckle

  Release The Muscle Spasms and Stiffness Between The Big Toe And Second Toe The Human Spring is built into the body. It helps to absorb the force of the landings. When the body is not moving correctly or if the body is moving in ways that it was not engineered to move in then the Human Spring becomes locked. This can happen in a variety of ways. wearing shoes that do not fit our feet wearing high heel shoes abnormal walking patterns weak feet Today I am going … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #84 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Scissor Stretching Of The Feet

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  The Human Spring is a concept I developed based on the fact that the body is like a spring mechanism. When you Impact with the ground our body mass comes down with a certain amount of acceleration which creates a force on the body that actually deforms the shape and stores energy during this deformation process. When you push off of the ground it releases that deformity and returns back to it's original shape. Stretching the foot can help to increase the depth of the loading … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #82 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Under The Big Toe And Second Toe

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Most of the weight is felt over the Big toe and the second toe. The force or mass of the Human Spring impacts these two areas the greatest. Today we will focus on the Big toe and the second toe. See Below the Deep Tissue Point:   click here to go to the next self help top video tutorial #83 Like this article? We will send the next one to you.  Register for our updates below: Please share your comments below and include your web site everyone can check you … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #81 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Ankle (Subtalar Joint Outside)

Subtalar Joint Outside Deep Tissue Point

  The subtalar joint (STJ) is also known as the talocalcaneal joint. In explaining subtalar joint anatomy, it is  located at in the rearfoot.    The subtalar ankle joint is comprised of the calcaneus (heel bone) and the talus, the bone that sits above it. Also known as the talocalcaneal joint, the subtalar joint is actually three separate articulations between the two bones. The subtalar joint makes up the foundation of our body so if there is a problem with joint movement,, ankle … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #80 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Ankle (Subtalar Joint Inside)

Deep Tissue Points Subtalor Joint

  The subtalar joint (STJ) is also known as the talocalcaneal joint. In explaining subtalar joint anatomy, it is located at in the rearfoot. The subtalar ankle joint is comprised of the calcaneus (heel bone) and the talus, the bone that sits above it. Also known as the talocalcaneal joint, the subtalar joint is actually three separate articulations between the two bones. The subtalar joint makes up the foundation of our body so if there is a problem with joint movement,, ankle joint … [Read more...]

WBC Boxing Champion David Diaz Finds Training Secrets From Dr. James Stoxen DC!

David Diaz (left) with Dr. James Stoxen DC

  WBC Boxing Champion David Diaz finds Training Secrets from Dr. Stoxen! Click here to see the original article CHICAGO—Fight fans will be treated to one of the best lightweight bouts of all-time when WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz defends his title against legendary fighter, Eric Morales in the “War for Four” at Rosemont, Illinois this Saturday. So says Dr. James Stoxen DC, who serves as Diaz’ chiropractor. In fact, he predicts a knockout. Part of the reason for his … [Read more...]

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