Skip to main content
2.4.14 Skin of the foot


Last of all, we’ll look at the skin of the foot. On the dorsum of the foot, the skin in thin and mobile. On the plantar aspect the skin is markedly thickened, especially in the weight bearing areas. There’s a generous padding of fat on the sole of the foot, especially on the heel.

The skin on the sole of the foot is tethered to the deeper tissues by numerous firm strands of fibrous tissue. These strands arise from the underlying bone, and the plantar aponeurosis, and pass through the fat, into the subdermis, keeping the weight bearing skin firmly in place.

[Read Less]
Enter an Access Code
Please take a moment to tell us about your experience with AclandAnatomy!
(1000 characters left)
Ease of use 1 = Not easy to use; 5 = Very easy to use
Video navigation 1 = Not easy to navigate; 5 = Very easy to navigate
Search results 1 = Not relevant; 5 = Very relevant
Value to your understanding of the subject 1 = Not valuable; 5 = Very valuable
Do you currently use another format of the Acland product (DVDs, streaming/institutional version, etc.)?
Tell us who you are.

May we contact you about your feedback?
reCAPTCHA verification required. Please check the box below and resubmit the form.
Captcha Validation Error. Please try again.
Your feedback has been successfully submitted.
We are unable to receive your feedback at this time. Please try again another time.
Please sign in to submit feedback.