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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...]

Newspaper Article: “Going Barefoot, Not As Simple As It Looks” Adelaide Advertiser By Callie Watson

Dr. James Stoxen DC featured in the Adelaide Advertiser

  Going Barefoot Not As Simple As It Looks By Callie Watson Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper August 27, 2012 Adelaide Australia WE all did it as children, but for most of us, the older we get, the less appealing running barefoot becomes. But the trend towards walking and running sans shoes is gaining momentum as high-profile supporters encourage others to ditch their trainers. Among them is Dr James Stoxen, a US chiropractor who presented at the Australasian Academy of Anti- … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #203 The Foot Supination To Pronation Roll-Press Exercise

Foot and Ankle Roll

  The Foot Supination to Pronation Roll-Press Exercise is A great exercise for those who stand a lot. It can also help with the prevention of  foot injuries, foot cramps, ball of toe pain, plantar fasciitis and  foot arch pain as well.  Doing this exercise might also help with preventing a sprained foot, twisted ankle and/or a broken ankle. This ankle exercise is similar to the foot exercise you do for the recovery and rehabilitation of a sprained ankle.  Therefore it will help speed … [Read more...]

Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden, Burning Feet in Warped Heat!

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Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden, Burning Feet in Warped Heat? I woke up Wednesday morning July 4th, 2012 with a day off ....... It was a sweltering 103° degrees today after adding the heat index it was over 110° degrees!!! I got up at 11 a.m, did some errands and ventured out for my barefoot run. After 10 steps on that sizzling concrete I felt shots of burning pain into my soles like I stepped into a heavy metal sizzling skillet! Now I know what my friend Jaya J means when she says its … [Read more...]

Wiggles Pickles n’ Foot Tickles By Jaya J: Running Feet Naked

pickles and tickles

  Wiggles Pickles n’ Foot Tickles by Jaya J: Running Feet Naked May 31, 2012 BAREFOOT RUNNERS - TAKE NOTE  Jaya J, a journalist who interviewed me in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just wrote her second blog post on her efforts to try the Human Spring Approach and barefoot running. click here  to view the post 'Running Feet Naked",  on Jaya J’s blog site When I met Jaya, less than a month ago she told me that  her doctors told her she had to quit running with or without shoes! Now … [Read more...]

What Songs Do You Listen To When Running?

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    What are the top three songs you listen to when running? When you run barefoot, part of the analysis of form and technique is to hear the sound your foot makes on impact. By listening very carefully and making adjustments to the tension of your landing gear you can soften up your landing from a bang and a twist to a spring.... When it comes to running efficiency and reduction of injurious conditions... The "SPRING IS THE THING" As a reporter I met from the 'Malaysia Star', … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #152 Ricochet Box Jump

Ricochet Box Jumps

    This exercise develops the foot, it's arch and ankle with a twisting motion. Controlled performance is a must. This exercise will help you with your foot, arch and ankle to gain stability, agility and coordination with activities of living and your performance in sports.     … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Somewhere

example of the positioning of the foot angle as you lean in on a circle run

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Stronger In The Barefoot Running Arena Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 'Circle runs' can increase the strength of your Spring Suspension System muscles. Watch below another demonstration of 'Circle Runs' in slow motion to see the form and technique involved. The Spring Suspension System muscles move in other directions additionally to forward, backward, plantar flexion and dorsi … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #171 Barefoot Footprints In The Sand – What They Can Tell You About Your Walking and Running Form And Technique

Dr. James Stoxen DC Analyzes His Footprint In The Sand

  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #171 Footprints In The Sand - What They Can Tell You About Your Barefoot Running Form And Technique Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 What you can do while running in sand or a more solid ground with sand on the top, is to analyze your footprint to determine how your biomechanics are and what your step looks like. By looking at your imprints in the sand you can determine whether the step was primarily a … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 162 How does the Human Spring Work to Absorb Impacts Without Cushion Footwear? My Research

Arch Spring

  These photos come from slow motion videos I did of a barefoot runner. The arch is like a spring; it has 26 bones in the foot, 33 joints and even a spring ligament. Arch “Leaf Spring” Bend Creates Energy When your body weight comes down it sits primarily on the first and second toe; the remaining three toes, number three through five work as guides. When the weight hit’s the arch, the arch bends as it descends a couple millimeters to a couple centimeters in the middle, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 154 Barefoot or Shod? Which one is better? The debate!

Current Standard of Care

  My presentation is titled 'Run For Life, Barefoot' because the shoe industry is promoting the various different high-tech implements and the adjustments to the human foot. The foot is perfect when we’re born and they’re making these claims that wearing their shoes will make you a better runner, it is safer and you will be able to run a for a lifetime. They market the shoes as some sort of anti-aging device or something that will allow you to prevent injuries. In reality 30 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #85 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Stretching Great For Mortons Neuromas And Narrow Heels

Stretching The Feet By Spreading The Toes

note: please allow video to load, then click start for smoother viewing The Human Spring Mechanism is important for walking, jogging, running and movement of any kind. The Human Spring protects you from the impacts of the landings. By preserving the Human Spring we protect ourselves from those impacts. The Human Spring also recycles energy. To explain this further think of a spring. It changes it's physical shape during the spring down or deformation process, stores energy and then … [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 #6 Important Functions Of The Human Spring Mechanism, To Protect The Body From Impact Forces

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The functions of The Human Spring: The Human Spring recycles energy through the spring mechanism The Human Spring is a protective mechanism The Second important function of the Human Spring is that is absorbs the forces of the landings. Therefore it is a protective mechanism that protects you from the impacts. Kids fall down and cry for a minute and then get up and run around like nothing ever happened. When we as adults fall down sometimes we have a hard time getting up. We … [Read more...]

African Track Athletes Have More Spring – Lessons Learned from the 5th All African Track and Field Championships

Dr James Stoxen DC at the 1988 All African Track and Field Championships

In 1988 I was invited to work at the fifth All African Track and Field Championships in Annaba, Algeria. I found that the most extreme difference between the African athletes and my patients back home, was the spring in their feet and legs. In the African Track and Field Athletes, their tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior and peroneal muscles (I call the landing  muscles or spring suspension system muscles) were highly developed. What I discovered was that many of these African athletes … [Read more...]

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