Sports Injuries

Whether you’re dealing with sprains, strains, or fractures, our one stop local sports injury treatment clinic in Newport Beach, CA caters to all athletes, both young and old.
(949) 760-8300


Our healthcare professionals are trained to assist with various sports injuries and provide suitable treatment options.  Our facility also provides a range of additional services and is staffed by knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

At Newport Beach Urgent Care, we are here to provide you with the best medical attention, without any appointment, precisely when you need it.

Our amazing sports injury doctor, Dr. Bryan Doonan, and his incredible team of physician associates are here to help you heal and get back to your active lifestyle. We offer a full range of services, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. We're here to help you every step of the way!

At our Sports Injury Center, we offer on-site x-rays and lab testing. We have created the perfect space for you to come and heal in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Sports injuries are unfortunately all too common. While some are relatively minor, others can be quite serious, even debilitating. The good news is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, most sports injuries can be fully healed.
There are three main types of sports injuries:


Sprains occur when ligaments (the tissues that connect bones to one another) are stretched or torn.


Strains occur when muscles or tendons (the tissues that connect muscle to bone) are stretched or torn.


Fractures occur when bones are broken.
Sprains and strains can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). This will help reduce swelling and pain. Fractures, however, require more serious treatment, which may include surgery.

If you think you may have suffered a sports injury, it's important to see a practicioner as soon as possible. With proper treatment, most sports injuries will heal completely and you'll be back on the field or court in no time!
Get To Know US
Learning the differences between a sprain, strain, and a fracture is essential for any athlete. Dr. Doonan’s experience as both a doctor and an athlete helps him be the very best in sports injury treatment.


A sprain occurs when ligaments (the tight bands of fibrous tissue that link two bones in your joints) stretch or rip. An ankle sprain is the most common type of sprain. Mild sprains can be treated successfully at home. To heal torn ligaments in severe sprains, surgery is sometimes required. Trust us to get you healed quickly.


A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Muscles are the tissues that help us move our bodies, and tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone. The most common type of strain occurs in the back, but they can also occur in the legs, arms, and other parts of the body. Strains can range from mild to severe. Mild strains may only cause a little pain and swelling, while severe strains can cause pain, swelling, bruising, and even muscle weakness. NCUC can get you on the road to recovery.


A whole or partial break in the continuity of bone tissue is known as a bone fracture. Any bone in the body can be fractured. A bone can be fractured in a number of different ways. Fractures can take weeks or months to heal, depending on how severe they are. The length of time depends on which bone has been injured and whether any complications exist, such as a blood supply problem or an infection. Let us help you heal.


A closed fracture, for example, is a bone break that does not injure surrounding tissue or rip the skin. A complex fracture, on the other hand, affects the surrounding tissue and penetrates the skin. Because of the potential of infection, compound fractures are often more serious than simple fractures. Complex fractures will most likely need to be evaluated in an emergency room because they are at a higher risk of instability, infection, and malunion. They would also require an ORIF procedure, which is only performed by a specialist.


The first thing a physician associate will do is assess your injury and ask you how it happened. They'll also ask about your medical history and whether you're taking any medication that could potentially interact with treatment for your injury.

Once they have all of the necessary information, they'll create a treatment plan for you. This may involve prescribing medication, ordering X-rays or other tests, or referring you to a specialist. We care about getting your injuries healed.


Choosing the best sports injury clinic makes all the difference when you are on the road to recovery from your specific ailment. Let our team of experts in sports medicine care for you at NCUC.

When exercising or participating in sports, it is so important to listen to your body. If you're feeling pain, fatigue, or any other type of discomfort, take a break. Continuing to play through the pain can lead to further injury.
When Do you need to see your provider
If you do experience a sports injury, it's important to see a provider as soon as possible. With proper treatment, most sports injuries will heal completely and you'll be back to your sport in no time.
Let our passionate and experienced team help take care of you! Our staff is here 7 days a week, with extended hours to be more available for our patients.

Please call (949) 424-5763 today to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins and telemed options are available as well, as we want to be accessible in whatever ways we are needed.
Find out answers to the most commonly asked urgent care questions to help you and your family get the best possible medical care in southern CA.

What are the top 10 sports injuries?

- Knee (cartilage tear or dislocation) 
- Elbow (sustained injuries, ie: tennis elbow) 
- Shoulder (a stretch or tear, usually from a throwing motion) 
- Ankle sprain 
- Hamstring (tear or stretch to the back of the leg) 
- Calf (tear or stretch of muscle) 
- Fingers (dislocation of hand or fingers or stretched ligament) 
- Achilles tendon (torn or stretched) 
- Shin (tear or stretch of the muscle, ie: shin splints 
- Back (disc damage or tendon or ligament issue)

What is the best treatment for sports injury?

RICE- (rest, ice (once an hour for 20 minutes), compress (by either immobilizing with a splint or wrapping), and elevate the injured part above the heart to help reduce swelling to the location and decrease blood flow

How do you heal sports injuries faster?

Hydrate often, get a good stretch in before playing, eating a well-balanced diet, using cold compresses, and listening to your provider orders.

How long will it take for my injury to heal?

On average it can take 6-12 weeks, but sometimes up to a year, (depending on the injury). It is important to not rush back into your sport before it is too early, because that can often result in re-injury.

How do athletes develop chronic sports injuries?

Chronic sports injuries usually occur over a long period of time, and typically happen from overuse of one area of the body.
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From sports injuries to pediatric care, Newport Center Urgent Care has you covered. At NCUC, we provide many other healthcare services, such as breathing treatments for the Orange County area of California.