heel pain, holding sore heel

It’s true there’s nothing sexy about foot pain, but nonetheless it’s a common complaint that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Dr Brenden Brown, sports podiatrist and founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care, recently chatted to the folks over at Coach to explain the popular causes of heel pain and what can be done about it.

“Most heel pain is some form of change to the large tendon that travels in the bottom of the foot and up the back of the heel — tendons hate change,” Dr Brenden tells the team at Coach.

“The moment you massively change your activity over a short period of time, [the tendons] get really sore and angry,” Dr Brenden explains.

To read the article in full, head on over to Coach.


A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care is one of Sydney’s leading foot and ankle clinics. Principal podiatrist and founder of A Step Ahead Dr Brenden Brown (AKA Dr Foot) has been taking care of people’s feet for more than 20 years.

With a background in sports medicine and having served as a former president of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Dr Brenden Brown is a wealth of information when it comes to foot and ankle care.

He has appeared on Sunrise, The Today Show, Mornings with Kerri Anne and Current Affair. Dr Brenden Brown is a regular on Wendy Harmer’s Sydney’s Morning on ABC Radio and has also shared his expert know-how in the field of feet in Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, New Idea, The Australian and The Daily Telegraph.

Dr Brenden Brown is passionate about sharing his stellar knowledge of common and complex foot issues and raising awareness of the importance of foot health.