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By Dr. Steven Miller
April 25, 2016
Category: Injury
Tags: injury   ankle   child   trampoline  

Trampoline“Trampoline ankle” most often occurs when two or more people are jumping on a trampoline together.

When two people are bouncing out of sync, such that one person is falling while the trampoline bed is ascending, the forces on the body are dramatically increased.  It is worse if the two individuals are different sizes. The impact can equal falling from a window onto solid ground.

This high-impact effect has caused serious growth plate injuries in children.  More than a quarter of trampoline injuries resulting in broken bones.

This injury can occur on any type of trampoline: round backyard trampolines with safety netting and protective padding, competition-grade equipment, and the wall-to-wall kind found at trampoline parks.

If you or a loved one suffered a foot or ankle injury, please see us quickly at by scheduling an appointment today. Call (847) 675-3400 or go to

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By Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists, Ltd.
October 03, 2014
Category: Pain
Tags: pain   heel   child   fasciitis  

Heel painThe most common form of heel pain experienced by adults is plantar fasciitis, often referred to as heel spur syndrome.  This is due to inflammation of the plantar fascia that is attached to the heel bone.  This pain is often intense when getting out of bed or after a long period of sitting.

Heel pain in children is usually not related to the plantar fascia.  Calcaneal apophysitis, also known as Sever’s disease, is a common cause of pediatric heel pain.  This is an inflammation within the heel bone growth plate, worse with activity.

For both adults and children, the best way to determine the cause of one’s heel pain is an examination and x-rays.(X-rays can be done in our office.) This will help distinguish it from other causes such as a stress fracture and insertional Achilles tendonitis. Treatment may require inserts, change in footwear, and anti-inflammatory medication.

Dr. Steven Miller treats both adults and children at his easy-to-reach office in Skokie, next to Old Orchard Shopping Mall and Edens Expressway.  If you or a family member are suffering with heel pain, you can schedule an evaluation by calling (847) 675-3400 or by clicking here.

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.