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planta

 [plan´tah]
the bottom of the foot; called also sole. adj., adj plan´tar.

sole

(sōl), [TA]
The plantar surface or under part of the foot.
Synonym(s): planta [TA], pelma
[A.S.]

sole

(sōl) the bottom of the foot.

sole

(sōl)
n.
The underside of the foot.

sole

Etymology: L, solea, sole of foot
the plantar surface of the foot.

sole

adjective Only noun The bottom of the foot

sole

(sōl) [TA]
The plantar surface or underside of the foot.
Synonym(s): planta [TA] .
[A.S.]

sole

outer surface of the shoe in contact with ground surface (see Table 1); thin hard soles give greater stability, but thicker cushioned soles offer greater comfort; soling material coefficient of friction must be sufficient to prevent slip and allow efficient propulsion
Table 1: Parts of a shoe
PartFeatures
The upperThat part of the shoe that covers and encloses the dorsal, medial, lateral and posterior aspects of the foot
The upper may be made from a single piece of material, or from a number of shaped elements, including:
Toe boxThe space at the distal limit of the shoe
Toe puffThe stiffener that lines and maintains the shape of the toe box
Toe capAn additional layer of upper material that overlies the toe box
VampThe part of the upper immediately overlaying the dorsum of the MTPJs (the part of the upper subjected to maximum flexing)
TongueThe shaped strip of upper that lies between and under the facings and overlies the dorsum of the metatarsals and tarsus
QuartersThe close-fitting part of the shoe that encloses the medial and lateral aspects of the tarsus and heel and the posterior heel area
Heel counterShaped stiffeners that maintain the contour of the heel of the shoe
BackstayA strip of material that overlies the back seam that joins the quarters at the posterior heel
SoleThat part of the shoe that covers and encloses the plantar aspect of the foot
The sole is made of hard-wearing materials that both cushion and protect the foot
InsoleThe innermost part of the sole on which the foot rests, often cushioned
ShankA metal strip extending from the middle of the heel to the tarsus
Bottom fillingsInfill material used to level out the space between the insole and the outsole where the shank is positioned (not including where the outsole is directly moulded to the upper)
WeltA strip of leather stitched between the upper and the outsole
OutsoleThe part of the shoe in direct contact with ground surface, made of a material that withstands hard wear, shock-absorbs and aids traction
HeelLifts added to the area of the outsole area that lies under the rearfoot

MTPJ, metatarsophalangeal joint.

sole

the bottom of the foot or hoof.

sole abrasion
traumatic injury to the sole of the hoof; more common and more serious in soft hooves caused by constant standing in wet footing.
sole abscess
occurs in all ungulates but most common as a nonspecific disease in horses resulting from nail pricks. Causes pain and lameness, and tetanus in horses, and may extend up behind the wall of the hoof and discharge as a sinus at the coronet.
sole corium
see solear corium.
dropped sole
see dropped sole.
sole puncture
penetration of the sole by a sharp foreign body, e.g. nail.
soft sole syndrome
soft, crumbly horn in the sole of the hoof, usually all four hooves of the patient are affected, caused usually by failure of wear of the hoof, exacerbated by continued wetness and failure to trim overgrown hooves.
sole trauma
bruising from excessive walking or walking on rough surfaces occur in horses and cattle. In horses, corns (2) may develop.
sole ulcer
see pododermatitis circumscripta.

Patient discussion about sole

Q. What causes a warm sensation in your foot I have a warm sensation at sole of left foot lasting 5-10 second From time to time I get a warm sensation at the sole of my foot lasting about 5-10 seconds. Started about 2 months ago.

A. Frankly? Although it's tempting to try to give you diagnosis here, these kinds of complaints are so varied and can point to so many different directions I would refrain from doing it. In my opinion you should see a doctor. It's impossible to give a diagnosis based on one line. Sorry...

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

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