Dr. Pearl injecting umbilical cord growth factors this month in patient with CRPS

Ben Pearl, DPM recently affiliated with the nonprofit Veterans in Pain. The mission of the organization is to treat Veterans with chronic pain with some of the new regenerative medicine technologies. It is a certified resource for the Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Pearl said he likes the commitment these individuals have shown and would like […]

How to Utilize Telemedicine

Due to the Covid19 crisis, telemedicine is now out of the box and is not going to disappear. Here is what you need to know about telemedicine: Medicare universally covers visits for existing patients. Most private insurance carriers are covering telemedicine visits during this critical time. This can easily be checked by contacting your insurance […]

Virtual Office Visits

Arlington Foot and Ankle is staying current with state and local governments to monitor the continuously changing landscape of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, our office continues to be open for consultations/procedures. In addition to office visits, we are also offering Virtual Visits. Virtual visits are appropriate for a variety of care needs, including […]

Marine Corps Marathon Medical Help

Dr. Ben Pearl has been selected to provide podiatric medical coverage during the 44th running of the Marine Corps Marathon scheduled for October 27, 2019 just outside Washington, DC.  Dr. Pearl, a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, will be supervising a team of podiatric medical students from Temple University School of […]

CBD Pharmacology: the Endocannabinoid System and Cytochrome P-450

Although CBD promises a new treatment alternative for many afflictions, it is not a panacea. CBD is known to have applications in neurologic conditions like neuropathy and musculoskeletal conditions like multiple sclerosis and muscle spasms. The benefits of CBD include not being addictive while also being an economic option. The drug could potentially be harmful […]

CBD Chemistry: Defeating the Opioid Crisis Fair and Square

Cannabidiol (CBD) has a competitive edge over big pharma like Oxycodone due to its lower addictive potential, but why? Let’s scrutinize its chemical structure and physical properties. First, we begin by introducing CBD’s chemical structure: Figure A: Molecular Structure/Isolated Crystallography of Cannabidiol (CBD).    Cannabidiol, as depicted, is a phenol-containing compound that chemists consider ‘well-rounded’. This […]

CBD: A New Treatment Paradigm for Pain

Feeling intense chronic pain post-treatment or surgery? Dealing with an ache of some sorts that will not improve no matter how consistently you’ve been applying a topical or exercising to distract yourself from the discontent? A relatively novel drug CBD, chemically known as Cannabidiol, revolutionized the pharmaceutical industry to benefit countless physicians in the fields […]

Exosome Therapy: Drinking the Kool-Aid or the Real Deal?

Exosome therapies are attempting  to muscle out  classic stem cell therapies and  make them  less relevant. Mesenchymal Stem Cells obtained through C-section produced donations, release exosomes to enact their healing capabilities. Exosomes are lipid vesicles that contain: proteins, growth factors, lipids, and microRNA (the blueprint for proteins) amongst other things. Exosomes can be reliably counted […]