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. Ben Pearl Injecting Umbilical Cord Growth Factors

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

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 […]

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 […]