Functional Foot Medicine

Functional Foot Medicine has become a thought process championed by biomechanics experts and quickly being integrated into practices of astute doctors. The concept of connectivity with the foot and body is nothing new. Everyone has heard the song with the phrase the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone… The new dialogue concerns integrating motor […]

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 […]

Turf Toe Splint for Big Toe Arthritis

Ben Pearl, DPM came up with a concept of a turf toe splint which is now being refined in it’s final prototype version with CEO and president of OS 1st, David Higgins. Dr. Pearl was never totally satisfied with carbon fiber plates put into cleats and running shoes. Athletic taping Is helpful but Breaks down […]

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 […]

Virginia Podiatrist Talks With XC Camp

Doctor Ben Pearl, a Virginia podiatrist, discusses strategies for avoiding lower extremities sports injuries. He reviews the factors that lead to stress fractures in the feet and legs, knee injuries, iliotibial bands syndrome and plantar fasciitis. He also reviews training strategies after obtaining a injury and steps recuperate faster including epat and growth factors. See more

Doctor Pearl’s Sports Medicine talk With XC Camp

PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY VA Podiatrist Volunteers at SUNY Cross Country Camp Ben Pearl, DPM spent last week at the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz to help the coaching staff with lower extremity injuries during the cross country camp for high school students with aspirations of running on collegiate teams. Pearl, a former walk-on cross country runner at Indiana University, shared […]

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. […]