To repair a torn Achilles tendon, surgery may be necessary after the initial swelling is reduced, about a week after the tear occurs. During the repair surgery, the doctor cuts an incision above the heel on the back of the ankle in order to sew the tendon back together. The out-patient procedure is usually done under local anesthesia. Post-surgery, the patient wears a cast or walking boot for a month and a half to three months. The cast or boot is adjusted during the healing process from a downward pointing angle to a neutral position. Specific exercises and physical therapy are completed as part of the healing process to regain motion and strength.
Gary Hall Jr.
Dr. Pearl is committed to providing a healthy lifestyle & proper diabetes management. Gary hall Jr Diabetes Advocate and Olympian
My wife and I both have seen Dr. Pearl a number of times for a number of different problems over quite a few years. We have always found him to be knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant, with a quick dry wit and very reasonable rates. We’d both see him again in a heartbeat.
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl’s for several years and I keep going back because he cares about his patients. He is knowledgeable, professional and personable. While there has been some turnover in his front office staff, it has not affected my ability to get appointments. Dr. Pearl even helped me on a […]
I think Dr Pearl & his staff are very professional & I was met on time for all my appointments. They saw me immediately after I called & the follow-up was excellent. Prices were reasonable & I would definitely recomend Arlington Foot and Ankle Center.
I made an appointment with Arlington Foot and Ankle, for toenail fungus treatment, and painful athletes feet. Dr. Pearl was so attentive and concerned with providing me with a proper cure. He and his staff were so consultative and understanding, I strongly recommend Dr. Pearl for the quality of care that was provided to me. […]
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl for 16 years and have always had a very pleasant experience. He did my bunionectomy and his follow up was meticulous and the relief was incredible. Recently I picked up a pair of orthotics he redid for me. My troubled flat feet are feeling much much better! […]
I was treated by Dr Pearl at Arlington Foot and Ankle for toenail fungus and chronic pain associated to athletes feet. I have gone to numerous podiatrists to correct this painful issue, and thank Dr. Pearl for treating my problem and providing the most professional follow up care. I highly recommend Arlington Foot and Ankle, […]
Dr. Ben (I call him) knows ‘His stuff!’ He is insightful, professional, and most of all cares about and listens to his patient. After my very first visit, he called regarding a specific concern I had! That spoke volumes to me! He got the issues resolved so quickly–keeping me in the loop throughout the process! […]
Dr. Ben Pearl is the podiatric physician for the District Track Club – a US Olympic Developmant track team!