Biologic Therapy

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 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?

Biologic therapy is an outpatient procedure that uses Amnio Flow –– a liquid that contains natural growth factors like hyaluronic acid and amino acids –– to increase the production of new cells and tissue. The regenerative process reduces inflammation, prevents infection, and enhances mobility so you can avoid surgery and return to your favorite activities.

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
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures

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 Specialists by calling our office or booking online today.

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Client Testimonials

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Helen H.
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I cannot fault my experience here. It was my first time at a foot specialist. Dr Marcielo was delightful, proficient and talked me gently through the procedure. Melanie the nurse was equally kind and caring. They even called me the next day to check on me. First class!
Claudia Q.
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Dr Vargas gave me back my health... my foot was very painful that i could barely walk and I couldn’t even drive. He recommended 8 laser treatments and orthotics and after the 3rd laser treatment I was able to drive. The orthotics he gave me are amazing!!! That is all I use in all my shoes now.
Robin C.
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Staff is always professional and personal. I've been going there for about 10 yrs now and I have always been happy with all results. Dr. Vargas and associates are always thorough and listen to my explanations. Thank you all
Sam B.
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Dr. Vargas and all his staff from the front desk to the back office have always been very professional and very helpful and doing all with a smile. Thank you Dr. Vargas to you and all your staff
Larry J.
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This was my first time visit. They came highly recommended and I will be coming back for my complete foot care going forward. Great service.
Mery V.
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Best Doctor in Houston! Thanks Dr Vargas for the surgical intervention, for you I am already walking. Everyone in your office is super nice and super quick to serve me. Super clean office. Really the knowledge of the Doctor is the best. A bilingual Dr who speaks perfect my Spanish language. I recommend it.