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Chondromalacia Patella / Cracking Knees or Runners Knee, Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

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Chondromalacia Patella ICD-9 733.92 Chondromalacia Patella / Cracking Knees or Runners Knee, Knee Cap Pain! Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr James Stoxen DC Do you experience knee pain when running? Do you have knee pain when bending? Does your knees crack when going up the stairs? You may have what athletes call Runners Knee, what non-athletes call Cracking Knees and what doctors call, Chondromalacia … [Read more...]

Dr. James Stoxen’s Radio Interview On Mornings With Nick Rheinberger ABC 97.3 Illawarra

97.3 ABC Illawarra Dr. James Stoxen Radio Interview

  Dr. James Stoxen's Radio Interview On Mornings With Nick Rheinberger ABC 97.3 Illawarra 8/15/2012 Rheinberger mentions an interview last year with the blue Wiggle Anthony Field about his physical problems which was eventually diagnosed by Dr. James Stoxen from Chicago as a broken spring. Rheinberger is joined by Dr. Stoxen who is also known as 'The Barefoot Doctor' given one of his treatments advocating barefoot walking. Dr. Stoxen talks about what can be determined by looking … [Read more...]

Listen To Dr. James Stoxen DC Interview with Bernadette Young ABC Gold Coast Radio 91.7 Sydney Australia

ABC Coast FM

  Dr. James Stoxen DC Radio Interview with Bernadette Young ABC Gold Coast Radio 91.7 Sydney, Australia Friday August 17, 2012 To hear the interview click the arrow above ABC Gold Coast,'The Drive' with Bernadette Young website, click here Young plays an interview where she is talking to Dr. James Stoxen DC who thinks people should do more exercise bare foot. Stoxen says people have called him the anti-shoe doctor. Stoxen says that people should not exercise with … [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 #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...]

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...]

Video Tutorial #201 Can You Pass The Foot Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test? (Posterior View)

The Foot Ankle Alignment Test (back view)

  Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL, USA and  Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of  Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Today I am going to help you evaluate if your Human Spring Suspension System muscles are weak by doing the Foot and Ankle Alignment Test. Dr. Amir Majidi Dc from Toronto, Canada, my research assistant will be demonstrating for you how to execute the test. This is the sister test to the Foot-Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #12 Is Running Bad For Your Knees? How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking?

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Is Running Bad For Your Knees? How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking? Running and walking involve impact with the ground. Doctors and scientists currently believe the body resists impacts as a lever mechanism. Hmmmmm I guess I should beleive it.   Its in the book! The lessons taught in medical schools, medical books and scientific papers about how the body works and how it breaks down, though based on modern medical constructs, just didn't add … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #200 Can You Pass The Foot Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test? (Front View)

Ideal Foot/Ankle Alignment

Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL, USA and Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of  Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Today I am going to help you evaluate if your Human Spring Suspension System muscles are weak by doing the Foot and Ankle Alignment Test. This is the sister test to the Foot-Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test (Posterior) Dr. Amir Majidi Dc from Toronto, Canada, my research assistant will be demonstrating for you how to execute the test. The … [Read more...]

Cracking Achy Knee Pain or Chondromalacia Patella – Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

Knee Pain

  Chondromalacia Patella ICD-9 733.92 What is chondromalacia patella? Athletes and trainers call it runners or jumpers knee. Non-athletes call it cracking knees. Doctors call it chondromalacia patella. It has many names which confuse people.  Some people even split up the word as chondro malacia patella but it should be chondromalacia patella. chondromalacia patella or CMP, sometimes called anterior knee pain; patellofemoral pain syndrome; patellar tendinitis; patellar … [Read more...]

What Songs Do You Listen To When Running?

music run

    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 #75 The Deep Tissue Treatment Dr. James Stoxen DC Uses For Shin Splints

Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Relieve Shin Splints

   Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates The Deep Tissue Treatment He Uses For Shin Splints   Today i'm going to talk about Shin Splints. I am going to show you how to get some relief from the pain from shin splints by doing some deep tissue work. This is helpful if you have major or minor shin splints. This is exactly what I do with patients in my office which means i'm teaching you all of my tricks. First you find the shin which is located in the picture … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #76 Bosu Ball Lateral Step

Bosu Ball Lateral Step

  Bosu Ball Lateral Step   As discussed in 'Video Tutorial #148 Bosu Ball Foot training',  was how to do one variation of a bosu ball exercise. In this video tutorial we will show you the 'Bosu Ball Lateral Step'. Step with your left foot and cross over in front of you onto the bosu ball making sure you are landing forefoot or midfoot. Step onto the ball with your right foot then once again cross over with your left foot but this time behind and have it land … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #136 Double Leg Cone Jump or hop

Double Leg Cone Jumps

  Double Leg Cone Jumps  excerpt taken from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', bend at your knees before dropping into a squat. Explode out of the squat upward and to the side. make sure you land midfoot and forefoot. Don't let the heel touch the ground until you come to a stop. Instructions: Start at the side of an object or cone which you are able to jump over. Jump to the side and land with knees bent. As soon as you land jump back over to the other side. Continue … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #97 On Your Feet All Day? Fatigued? Achy? Over Pronation? I Recommend Footwear with Extended Medial Counters

Shoe Safe and Unsafe Range

    Today i'm going to talk about shoes, specifically counters. A counter will help you stabilize or maintain your heel in a safe range in the rolling from supination to pronation. When your foot lands on the ground it starts on the outside and it rolls to the inside and springs off. If it starts too far to the outside then it could cause twisting of the leg. If it rolls too far to the inside then it could also cause twisting of the leg. Neither one is … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #176 Improve Your Balance With Half Foam Roll Exercises

Foam Board Balance Plantar Dorsi Stabilizers and Pronation Supination Stabilizers

    You can improve your balance with exercises on a half foam roll Standing on the half foam roll, balance on it rolling back and forth from one side to the other. You can also face perpendicular to the board for dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the foot and ankle. Balance, Combined Card Toss, Catch This is a really fun exercise and challenges not only your balance but at the same time your reflexes and hand eye coordination. You can use a foam board or the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #145 Proper Positioning When Running

Neutral Position

  For proper positioning, the toe must point in direction you are running.  The "toe out" is poor alignment of the body during running and suggestive of a compensation for a locked spring.   For more information on proper running form, visit Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #144 Double Leg Side Hop

Double Leg Side Hop

    This exercise supercharges spring strength and spring power in the adductor and abductor muscles of the lower body. Double Leg Side Hop Start at the side of an object which you are able to jump over. Jump to the side and land with knees bent. As soon as you land jump back over to the other side. Continue jumping back and forth until you get fatigued and or loose form. This exercise can be done barefoot or shod. Use your arms for balance and … [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 #169 How To Land Your Foot When Walking, Running And Barefoot Running

Dr. James Stoxen DC explains the best way to land your foot.

  The next tip I'm going to share with you is the correct way to land your foot. The body is the mass and the speed of which we are running is the acceleration. The force of the landing is how the mass engages with the human spring. There are three ways your foot can land your foot with your bodyweight and the relation of your spring mechanism: 1. The first way is when your mass is behind the spring. I call this a deceleration spring landing. It's also called 'breaking' in … [Read more...]

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