Our Podiatrist in the Media

Our Podiatrist in the Media

Our principal Podiatrist Brenden Brown has been practising for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience. Brenden has a passion for Podiatry while other people do it for a job BB does it because he gets a kick out if it. He will tell all that ask “I love it, I help people all day, I chat I make people feel better, what’s not to love”

This maybe why Brenden is considered one of Australia’s most experienced Podiatrist and possibly Australia’s best known. If you have ever seen an episode of TV which features a Podiatrist as a medical expert chances are it was Brenden.  Brenden is a regular on Channel 9 and 7 and has appeared on all Australian network TV stations. You will also find him in the pages of magazines like Men’s Health, Women’s health, New Idea, Prevention magazine and Good Medicine ….he has also appeared in Girlfriend magazine!

Brenden Brown Podiatrist

Brenden Brown Podiatrist

This week BB was featured on ABC 702 radio in an interview with Linda Mottram. The interview went longer than expected with stacks of people calling in and covers topics from heel pain to bunions. If you are looking for a serious and in depth interview than you’d be best not to listen to one of BB’s interviews. Interviews with BB tend to be interlaced with humour and light heartedness, all the while he seems to have an ability to create complex medical problems and make them accessible and understood by just about anyone.

The link is below, we hope you enjoy.


Bunions and shoes: what is the relationship?

 In determining the relationship between bunions and shoes, it is good to determine what bunions are in the first place. Bunions refers to the condition of the feet in which the big toe of the foot points towards the second toe.

Bunions and shoes go hand in hand. If you wear shoes which are too tight, they will apply too much pressure on the big foot toe bones and its ligaments. To conform to the shoe, the toe will bend as per the shape of the shoe towards the other toes. This will lead to the formation of a permanent hump.

The relationship between bunions and shoes is therefore a direct one. The type and nature of shoes you wear will determine whether or not you will suffer from bunions.  Most of the patients who visit A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Care Clinic for the treatment of other conditions suffer from bunions and they do not know it.

Mr Brenden Brown, the Principal Podiatrist at the clinic states that because of the direct relationship between bunions and shoes people should wear ‘soft shoes’ which are well fitting. Alternatively you can wear open or sport shoes. Most men suffer from this condition of the feet because most of them wear closed and tight fitting shoes.

For all your Foot and Lower Limb Care needs, come and see us at:
A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Care
24 Phillip Street, St Marys; or
Suite 4, 36 Woodriff Street, Penrith