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Sports Medicine Services

Whether you're a high school, college or professional athlete, or one of Southern California's thousands of recreational weekend warriors, you know that staying active is essential to a healthy body and mind.

But when acute injuries or ongoing pain get in the way of the things you enjoy, expert care from a sports medicine physician can help you get back on track and prevent future problems.

Why see a sports medicine physician?

UC Irvine Health Sports Medicine Services offers the best care and treatment for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all skill levels. We focus on injury prevention and provide personalized treatment to ensure that you remain in optimal health as you pursue your favorite activities.

Having a sports medicine physician who is readily available in case you are injured, and who knows your history, takes the worry out of your workout.

Our sports medicine team

Dr. Christopher A. Kroner is a board-certified sports medicine and family physician who cares for athletes of all ages and skill levels. His approach to sports medicine is a holistic one, focusing on the unique needs of athletes and people with active lifestyles.

Kroner is a physician for the Anaheim Ducks and the USA Waterpolo Team. He also coordinates and supervises medical coverage for the RunDisney Half Marathons at Disneyland®.

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Dr. Brian Y. Kim is a board-certified family physician who specializes in sports medicine. He has worked extensively with athletes of all levels and in various sports, including track and field, volleyball, ski and snowboarding, tennis, soccer, swim, cycling, golf and gymnastics.

Most recently, he served as the primary physician on-site for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, where he provided integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary care for Olympic-level athletes.

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Conditions and services

Our approach to your treatment is multidisciplinary, meaning that when necessary, we work with other specialists to treat you most effectively.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Bone and stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Concussions
  • Foot pain
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Muscle and tendon tears and strains
  • Nerve entrapment and neuromas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis

We offer screening exams for sports participation for both healthy patients and those with medical complications, as well as:

  • Joint injections
  • Non-operative treatment of acute and chronic injuries
  • Non-surgical removal of calcific tendinitis
  • Splinting
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound evaluation of joints and soft tissues
  • Viscosupplementation

Contact us

We are located at Gottschalk Medical Plaza on the UC Irvine campus in Irvine.

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To schedule an appointment, call us at 949-824-8600.

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