Foot Orthotics for Runners

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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. […]

Dr. Pearl to Present Sports Injuries & Regenerative Medicine Wed June 28

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Dr. Pearl to Present Sports Injuries & Regenerative Medicine Wed June 28 at Potomac River Running at Ballston Potomac River Running. It will be an opportunity to ask about your own lower extremity sports injuries as well as understand the fact and fiction surrounding regenerative medicine and various stem cell therapuies”.

Grassroots Collaboration with Dr. Pearl and SUNY New Paltz Cross Country Camp

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Dr. Pearl will be taking  time to spend with emerging collegiate runners at a cross country camp at SUNY New Paltz. The camp is designed to prepare the high school athletes for the rigors of college cross country, but from looking at the photos there will be plenty of fun too. As a walk on […]

Checking out Suspicious Moles for Melanoma

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We are in the sun season and this is a reminder to wear sunblock and hats to prevent skin cancer and precancerous lesions. Bob Marley’s story is a cautionary tale. loved playing soccer. He had a recurring sore nail on his right foot that kept falling off that was thought to related to playing soccer at first. The nail […]

“New treatments for Old injuries” – Run Seminar Event With Dr. Ben Pearl

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On Monday, June 12 6:30PM Dr. Ben Pearl with local Triathlon group Team Z, at the Potomac River Running store In Arlington will discus “New treatments for Old injuries: how do you know when it’s time to visit a health professional and what you can do to help prevent injuries.” Dr. Pearl has lectured at The […]

Inspirational Commencement Speech to Podiatry Students Entering the Front Lines of Healthcare by Diabetes Advocate and Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall, JR

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Diabetes patient advocate and former Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Gary Hall, Jr. gave graduating podiatry students at Samuel Merritt a couple things to think about on their journey into the challenges of healthcare. Hall highlighted the unique opportunity that healthcare workers have on the frontline of being a touchstone to their patients. He related that […]

Runners World Article Confirming Running Adds To Expected Longevity

Exercise as medicine has been a philosophy that has been gaining traction. Here is a new article and runners world confirming that running that only makes you feel better but adds to your longevity even factoring in early deaths that  may occur with cardiac events etc. Staying  healthy on your feet as part of that […]

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 […]