Question: There are brown spots
on the bottom of my feet. What may cause this? Angie
Answer: Dear Angie,
If the brown spots you mention
are also hard and thick skin, they may be calluses. A callus appears
when there is too much pressure and friction in a certain area of
the foot, usually from wearing shoes that are too tight.
Also, with time, the skin on the
back of the foot hardens and may change color, looking brownish or
If the brown spots are accompanied
by pain, itching and/or peeling, a visit to the dermatologist is recommended.