Fit Foot U with Dr. Ben Pearl: Dr. David Armstrong reviews Diabetes Research and Regenerative Medicine

Hold on to your hat as internationally renowned podiatrist, Dr. David Armstrong, joins us for Fit Foot U on November 19 at 5:30 pm EST. Dr. Armstrong rockets us on the fast track to transformative discoveries in biology that will make a difference in medicine in the next decade. Join us: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2317257527… Meeting ID: 231 […]

Covid 19 Update

With the evolving pandemic, medical offices must remain diligent in providing a safe environment for patient care.  Arlington Foot and Ankle is proactively taking steps to manage new guidelines set forth by the CDC, state and local authorities.  Mask and temperature checks are required by staff and patients upon arrival to the office.  Signage is […]

Terrain Training

It is no secret that we get overuse injuries from repeating the same movements.  Be it opening a jar if you have arthritis and your hands are hitting the same spot, an arthritic knee, or suffering from shin splints.  Altering terrain is one way to prevent injury sustained from repetitive movement patterns. It does not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]