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By Dr. Steven Miller (with diagnosis codes from the American Medical Association)
November 01, 2015
Category: Fun
Tags: diagnosis   funny   bizarre  

Last month, the entire country switched to a new medical diagnosis system. There are now over 68,000 codes, and some are pretty bizarre.

  • Bitten by sea lion – W56.11XA

  • Walked into lamppost – W22.02XS
  • Burn due to water-skis on fire – V91.07XD
  • Prolonged stay in weightless environment – X52
  • Hurt at prison swimming pool – Y92.146
  • Stabbed while crocheting – Y93.D1
  • Very low level of personal hygiene - R46.0
  • Struck by a duck - W61.62XD
  • Problems in relationship with in-laws - Z63.1
  • Sucked into jet engine - V97.33XA

If you have a bizarre foot or ankle problem and need an accurate diagnosis, please see us at by scheduling an appointment today. Call (847) 675-3400 or go to

By Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists, Ltd.
September 09, 2014
Category: Fun
Tags: t-shirt   footprint   child  
Everyone in the family will have fun making this t-shirt, and the person who you give it to will love wearing it! Even the youngest kids can participate in making this project.

Lay a white t-shirt out on the floor. Place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so paint doesn't leak through to the other side. Using black fabric paint or similar marker, write a message like "My Kids Walk All Over Me".

Prepare a large container with warm, soapy water and towels to clean feet afterwards. Cover the area around your t-shirt with newspaper or something else that will protect it from paint-covered feet. Squeeze some fabric paint onto the styrofoam plate or shallow dish and spread it around so a thin layer covers the entire plate.

Help your child step into the paint, making sure it covers the entire bottom of the foot. Then he or she should carefully step onto the t-shirt. In the t-shirt pictured here, a different color was used for each child. Let the paint dry completely before moving the shirt.

Change the wording and it makes a great gift for grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.

By Dr. Miller
January 02, 2014
Category: Fun
Tags: run   pedicure   hiking  

I recently volunteered at a high school and posed the following question:


Here are some of the responses:

  1. Jumping off a cliff
  2. Dance
  3. Wiggled them in the sand
  4. Run a marathon
  5. Zumba
  6. Kickball
  7. Rock climbing
  8. Ice skating
  9. Gymnastics
  10. Jumped on bubble wrap
  11. Ballet
  12. Kick my brother
  13. Basketball
  14. Power walking
  15. Fish pedicure
  16. Boot camp
  17. Jumping on the bed
  18. Went hiking in camp
  19. Jump over the ottoman
  20. Double Dutch