7 doctors weighed in:

How do the cells and tiny capillary walls in the soles of our feet hold up to all of that pressure and abuse?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Thick skin.

The skin covering the soles of your feet is the thickest on your entire body; and it thickens even more if you use your feet a lot, such as run marathons.
The thick skin protects the underlying structures from damage. There is also a layer of fat below the skin that acts as a cushion.

In brief: Thick skin.

The skin covering the soles of your feet is the thickest on your entire body; and it thickens even more if you use your feet a lot, such as run marathons.
The thick skin protects the underlying structures from damage. There is also a layer of fat below the skin that acts as a cushion.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Thank
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pressure

Through the anastimosis system into the venus system.

In brief: Pressure

Through the anastimosis system into the venus system.
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors