Biologic Therapy

Biologic Therapy services offered in Sugar Land and Katy, 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, and Dr. Vanessa Marcelo, DPM, use amnio biologic therapy to ease pain, relieve inflammation, and encourage the body’s natural healing process. To make an appointment, call the nearest office in Sugar Land or Katy, 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 and Dr. Marcelo use 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 and Dr. Marcelo review 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 and Dr. Marcelo examine 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 and Dr. Marcelo 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 and Dr. Marcelo make treatment recommendations. Most minor foot problems, including sports injuries like plantar fasciitis, improve with biologic therapy.

What happens during biologic therapy?

If Dr. Vargas or Dr. Marcelo 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 and Dr. Marcelo administer 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 the nearest offce or booking online today

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Client Testimonials

Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
2022-11-03
Everyone was very kind and professional. The wait time was a bit long
Steven Martin
Steven Martin
2022-11-03
Wonderfully, efficient and informative.
Cheryl Wilkins
Cheryl Wilkins
2022-11-01
The Dr. Vanessa Marcelo was extremely professional, she had a good friendly disposition. She was accurate about my diagnosis. I felt confidence in her care. Thanks to all the front staff for being friendly as well.
Claire Stelly
Claire Stelly
2022-10-28
Dr. Marcelo and Debra took excellent care of me. When I hobbled in with severe Heel Bone Spur/ Plantar Fasciitis they knew just what to do immediately and gave me a plan of action.
Cinthia Duarte
Cinthia Duarte
2022-10-27
I highly recommend Vargas Foot and Ankle Specialists! Amazing Doctors and staff. Everyone is very professional and caring. Got fitted for custom orthotics and they work miracles on my flat feet.
Manuela Valencia
Manuela Valencia
2022-10-24
This is the best podiatrist I have ever been. DR.Vargas truly cares about his patients and wants to help them in any way possible.  I would highly recommend him. The best foot doctor. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
John Vanison
John Vanison
2022-09-21
Nafisa Bandukwala
Nafisa Bandukwala
2022-09-19
Lay Caraway
Lay Caraway
2022-09-16
Mary Bass
Mary Bass
2022-09-16
Excellent
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.