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Women Worry About Thick Ankles, or Cankles, but Doctors Say Not Much Can Be Done

Are You Concerned About Cankles?

"Cankles" is a slang term combining "calf" and "ankle," suggesting that there's not much definition between the two areas. Some people's legs just look that way; there's not much you can do about it except just accept it and move on! But apparently, cankles are becoming a new body obsession.

Sometimes, thicker ankles can be caused by health problems, such as diabetes or hypertension. But usually, says Dr. Kathya Zinszer, they are just a "God-given" fact of life. She's had patients request liposuction on their ankles, but she doesn't recommend it. Rather, Zinszer says people shouldn't worry about the size of their ankles, but about how to keep them strong to prevent injury. What do you think of all this fuss about cankles?

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