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 […]

20% off! KeryFlex Treatment: TRANSFORM DAMAGED TOENAILS AND BRING BACK CONFIDENCE!

  We are offering this innovative toenail treatment at a discounted rate (normally $125 for big toes) for our patients at 20% off. Let’s get ready for Spring! KeryFlex is a toenail replacement and a cosmetic improvement to damaged and unsightly toenails. The gel is specifically designed and created for use on toenails and is […]

Shin Splints

Watch Dr Pearl discuss shin splints with a patient.   When you have shin splints you throb and ache after your daily run or just sprinting to catch the bus. The cause is stress on your shinbone and the connective tissues that attach muscles to your bones. They get inflamed and painful. This common problem […]

Speaking Out In Sport Then & Now

Steven Prefontaine Steve Prefontaine embodied the agent of change for the athlete in sport. His cause was fair pay for athletes and was a leader in helping establish an amateur athletics union. It is never easy to speak out against the powers that be. Although political causes have grabbed the public eye fairness and treatment […]

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. […]

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

arlington cross country camp

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 […]

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

Gary Hall Jr. Commencement AddressGary Hall Jr. Commencement Address

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 […]