Biologic Therapy services offered in Sugar Land, TX
Consider biologic therapy if you experience foot or ankle pain that doesn’t improve with ice, rest, or elevation. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, double board-certified podiatrist Marco Vargas, DPM, uses amnio biologic therapy to ease pain, relieve inflammation, and encourage the body’s natural healing process. To make an appointment, call our office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.
What is biologic therapy?
What types of foot and ankle problems can benefit from biologic therapy?
At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas uses biologic therapy to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
You might also benefit from biologic therapy if you run or play sports and suffer an activity-related injury.
Who is a candidate for biologic therapy?
Before recommending biologic therapy, Dr. Vargas reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if the pain extends into other parts of your body, and if it’s worse during certain activities, like exercise.
Next, Dr. Vargas examines your foot and ankle, looking for bruising, redness, or swelling. He presses on the heels and balls of your feet to check for sensitivity and tests your ankles’ range of motion. Dr. Vargas, also orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, to rule out fractures or soft tissue injuries.
After making a diagnosis, Dr. Vargas makes treatment recommendations. Most minor foot problems, including sports injuries like plantar fasciitis, improve with biologic therapy.
What happens during biologic therapy?
If Dr. Vargas determines you’re a candidate for biologic therapy, he prepares a syringe with Amnio Flow. Amnio Flow contains amino acids, carbohydrates, hyaluronic acid, and extracellular matrix proteins. When combined, these ingredients reduce inflammation and encourage the production of new and healthy soft tissues.
Dr. Vargas administers a series of injections into a specific part of your foot –– like your heel or ankle. When the solution enters your body, it increases blood flow to the site and promotes regeneration.
Is biologic therapy safe?
Biologic therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. After treatment, it’s normal to experience redness, bruising, and swelling. Drink plenty of water and take it easy for at least 24 hours. You can return to work, exercise, and other regular activities the next day.
To see if you can benefit from biologic therapy, make an appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling our office or booking online today.
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