Arlington Foot & Ankle is Recruiting Patients with Turf Toe

GOT TURF TOE? Turf Toe is a sprain of the big toe. It typically is the result of excessive upward bending of the big toe. It can also be caused by jamming the toe or repetitive injury when running and jumping. Dr. Pearl is offering patients an opportunity to come in and try a new […]

Foot Orthotics for Runners

orthotic pic for blog & running orthotic segment

Runners  and patients in general have the most problems with either an arch that is too high and rigid or an arch that is too flexible and flat. In the rigid high arch foot the ground reactive forces are not handled well. They are generally but not always supinators in their walking and running gait. […]

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Sports Injuries not all It’s Cracked up to Be

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PRP has been more hype than substance as gathering evidence has put it more into the realm of cherry picking based marketing. The following an excerpt  from an updated article in  Pain Science in 2015 by Paul Ingraham from Vancouver. “Taken as a whole, the evidence is somewhere between inconclusive and discouraging. Although more research […]

Weighing In On Some Evidence for Forefoot Strike vs Heel Strike

In 2010 I wrote :There appears to be a continuum of preference for barefoot running related to a runner’s efficiency and abilities. Certainly runners that have grown up running barefoot in areas where it is more prevalent, like Kenya, have been conditioned to run more efficiently barefoot than more industrialized countries. Beyond that elite athletes […]

When can Cortisone Shots Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Cortisone shots have been used by the podiatric and orthopedic community as a time honored solution for joint and tendon injuries. Cortisone shots should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are illegal in competition and have dangerous side systemic side effects. Cortisone is a synthetic form of the glucocorticoids that are synthesized by the […]

Don’t Let this Happen to Your Achilles

Last week, Junior Galette, linebacker of the Washington Redskins, might have ended his career by rupturing his Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is prone to injury because it is an area that is not as vascular as other structures, making it known as a watershed area. It is also the reason why the Achilles heel […]

Jump Start Your Fracture Healing

There are 7.9 million fracture patients annually, and 10% of them experience nonunion and/or delayed union. These cause complications in the treatment of bone fractures and will have a significant financial impact on the patient. Knowledge of appropriate recovery is needed in order to avoid these burdens, which is why this post is all about […]