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Sports Medicine Specialist

Godoy Foot & Ankle Center -  - Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgery

Godoy Foot & Ankle Center


The foot and ankle are particularly susceptible to sports injuries, for example, comprising nearly 40% of all injuries suffered by high school athletes. Godoy Foot & Ankle Center, a premier podiatric sports medicine facility in Wayne, New Jersey, offers all-encompassing care for sports injuries affecting the feet and ankles. Dedicated and skilled podiatrists Heidi Godoy, DPM, and Johanna Godoy, DPM, treat tendinitis, sprains, strains, shin splints, and all other injuries to get you back on your feet without pain and with minimal recovery time. Call the office or click the online scheduler to book your appointment.

Sports Medicine Q&A

When should I see a sports medicine podiatrist?

Many sports injuries affect the feet and ankles, and the podiatrists at Godoy Foot & Ankle Center offer expert care for sports injuries. If you’re participating in an athletic activity and suffer a sudden foot or ankle injury, reach out to the team as soon as possible. 

Not all sports injuries appear suddenly, but the underlying problem still requires treatment. For example, if you have shin splints, the pain may occur even when you’re not exercising. 

Always take foot or ankle pain seriously by seeing a sports medicine specialist who understands how to diagnose and heal your injury. 

What types of sports injuries do podiatrists treat?

Godoy Foot & Ankle Center offers comprehensive podiatric care for all sports injuries involving the feet and ankles. Some of the most common podiatric sports injuries include:


Tendinitis is tendon inflammation, usually in the Achilles tendon at the back of your foot. Many athletes experience soreness, pain, and movement problems due to Achilles tendinitis, particularly after periods of unusually high activity levels. 


Sprains typically occur in ankle ligaments. Ankle sprains happen when your ligaments are stretched too far, or even tear. Sprains cause pain, swelling, bruising, and sometimes instability. Turf toe, a sprain affecting the big toe, is common among soccer and football players. 


Strains are similar to sprains, but they affect tendons instead of ligaments. Like sprains, strains can cause pain, swelling, bruising, and instability. 

Shin splints

Shin splints describe an overuse injury in the tissue surrounding your tibia. Usually, shin splints are painful during exercise, although the pain may persist afterward. Shin splints typically happen during periods of heavy exercise.

The Godoy Foot & Ankle Center team is equipped to handle these sports injuries and many others in a convenient and comfortable setting. 

How long does it take to recover after a sports injury?

It might not be as long as you think if you follow recovery protocols closely. Your podiatrist typically prescribes a combination of treatments, which may include rest, physical therapy, bracing, taping, and custom orthotics. 

By following the recovery guidelines, you can heal completely and get back into your regular routine quickly.  

If you need sports injury care, click the online scheduler or call Godoy Foot & Ankle Center.