Welcome to Arlington Foot & Ankle
A Northern Virginia Podiatrist

Our goal is to provide comprehensive solutions for our patients for their specific needs and foot problems. Dr. Pearl exhausts conservative methods before offering surgical solutions.  We have diagnostic X-ray, ultrasound and orthopedic appliances and shoes available on site for your convenience.

A ten year resident of Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Ben Pearl has been a practicing physician in the Arlington area since 1992, servicing the communities in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and McLean. Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of injuries related to running and endurance sports such as triathlon, swimming, Nordic skiing and cycling.

Recently selected as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s top sports doctors, he is a consultant at NIH and he is on an advisory board at FDA.

Why Choose Arlington Foot & Ankle for Your Custom Orthotics

When you choose Arlington Foot and Ankle for your custom orthotics you will receive Dr. Pearl’s 25 years of experience in sports medicine both as a podiatrist and an athlete. We use the latest technology in scanners which enables both an accurate rendering of the foot and a quick delivery of your the orthotic as the images can be sent instantaneously saving the typical three-day ship time on casts.

Dr. Pearl spent over 10 years participating in a biomechanics clinic at the National Institutes of Health where he learned from the collaboration with other physicians and biomechanics PhDs. He furthered his training attending a master boot-fitter course in Green mountain,Vermont to help better understand the mechanics with skiers and skaters. His current sports focus is where most of his patients have problems, running but he is also attuned to the every day problems that non-athletes have with their feet. He has just started a collaboration with the head cross country coach at SUNY, New Paltz to further his ongoing training to better understand his athletes where the rubber meets the road. See more


px Dr. Pearl was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine depicting his passion for skiing and teaching. He has had television interviews with Dr. Nancy  on MSNBC on barefoot running and provided foot health information for News Channel 8.”The biggest thing for me — and I’m still working on it — is learning more about the person, not the student scared to ski for the first time, but getting to know that person as an individual. It’s changed the way I interact with patients; most ski instructors around here have full-time jobs, too, in that there’s no more of this ‘I’m the doctor up here on this level, and I know best.'” Read More →