Sports injuries are common, as about 8.6 million of them occur in the United States each year. At Onyx Direct Care in West Orange, New Jersey, Dr. Christina Hector is board certified in sports medicine treatment of all ages. She offers a comprehensive visit with a treatment plan tailored to your level of activities. Onyx Direct Care also offers additional alternative treatment options such as osteopathic manipulative therapies, injections such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other natural treatments to optimize healing and relieve pain. Schedule a sports medicine appointment with Onyx Direct Care over the phone or online today.
Sports medicine is medical care that focuses on sports-related injuries. Onyx Direct Care provides expert sports medicine care and helps prevent and treat illnesses or injuries naturally in active patients of all ages. Providers refer out for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or orthopedic surgery when necessary. About 90% of all sports injuries are non-operative.
Onyx Direct Care has expertise in treating the following sports-related injuries.
Sports medicine is more than treating injuries, though. It includes strength training, focused rehab planning, injury prevention, and healthy lifestyle management, too.
When you arrive at a sports medicine appointment at Onyx Direct Care, your doctor reviews your medical history and symptoms. They complete a comprehensive physical exam and use blood or imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasound, to diagnose your injury and establish a treatment that best suits your personalized needs.
Depending on the type and severity of your injury, your Onyx Direct Care specialist might recommend one or more of the following treatments.
Sometimes rest, ice or heat treatment, compression, and elevation (RICE) is all that’s necessary for a sports injury to heal on its own.
Wearing a brace or cast at the site of an injury helps limit the range of motion and mobility, to accelerate healing and prevent getting reinjured.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response and relieve pain associated with sports injuries.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) involves hands-on techniques your provider uses to diagnose, treat, or prevent injuries. They move your joints and muscles using gentle stretches, pressure, or resistance to relieve pain, promote healing, and improve mobility.
If you have a severe injury requiring surgery, physical therapy, or occupational therapy, your Onyx Direct Care provider can refer you to a qualified specialist in your area. They keep in contact with your specialist to make sure your health is improving.
Don’t live with pain from a sports injury when simple holistic treatments are within reach. Schedule a sports medicine appointment with Onyx Direct Care over the phone or online today.