Dr Oz Cankles: Cankle Causes, Cankle Cures & Ankle Liposuction

Doctor Oz spoke about what is causing your Cankles.  Are Cankles unhealthy?  Cankles are when your calf merges straight into your ankle.  The guest on Dr Oz calls Cankles “Chubby Ankles” or Chubsters instead.Liposuction

Causes of Cankles:

Cankle Cause #1: Pregnancy

Cankle Cause #2: Fat Foods

Cankle Cause #3: Heart & Kidneys

Your ankle is made up of a thinner bone on the outside and a thicker bone on the inside, with tendons that wrap around your ankle to help you to move.  When the fat cells in your ankle become engorged, you put on extra tissue around the ankle, which causes Cankles or Fat Ankles!  If this is causing your Cankles, it is most likely hereditary.

Comments

  1. Gale says

    Dr oz, you have forgotten an important cause and effect..
    Lipo edema and lipo-lymph edema..

    Lipo suction used on a patient with your cankles… could cause devistating cellulitis attack
    making the lymphatic system weaker.
    The treatment is not flashy, its manual lymph drainage massage, and compression garments…
    and it works if you keep good care of your skin, keep your weight under control, limit
    the sodium content of your food and exercise..

  2. Pam says

    After losing almost 100 pounds I had to get ankle liposuction to get rid of my cankles. Four months later I am still at my goal weight,I look and feel great.

  3. Shel says

    Great comment Gale. I found if I lose weight to size 2….yeah I said size 2 then I finally get rid of those cankles. Low carb dieting all the way to size 2 is torture but it gets rid of my cankles. Baby number 2 is making it hard to reach that kind of goal but I hate my cankles. I have had 2 lipo suctions before because of those cankles and guess what they came back after every baby. It is just cheaper to suck it up and torture myself again to size 2. Argh!

  4. Eileen mac says

    I suffer from cankles,, I exercise 3-4 times a week, try to eat healthy, tried exercises for cankles,,
    Can’t afford liposuction,, and I hate my legs.. when i go to a beach I wear short pants to covrer much of my lower legs,,never wear a bathing suit for years now.. Never had those cankles when I was young..
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated, I’m not young anymore but trying to keep in shape,, my weight is 123 lbs as i\m only 5 ft,, trying to lose more,, im down from size 8 to size 6,
    please tell me what I ca\n do t help me,
    thanks so much ,
    Eileen

  5. Kim says

    I’m with you Eileen. I try to stay in shape, I’m 5′ 2″ & about 129 pounds. I do my best to eat healthy, exercise daily & very active in daily life. I watch my fat intake & sodium intake. I am 45 years old & I hate my legs too. I just want to be able to wear shorts & flip flops comfortably. I’m so self-conscious about my legs that I’m certain everyone notices them. My sister, who is 51, has them as well but hers are worse than mine. I’m certain genetics play a part but if anyone has any suggestions I am all ears! I saw my legs in a picture the other day when I decided to wear shorts to a party & I won’t be doing that again. I’m embarrassed by them & it is depressing.

    Thanks so much!

    Kim

  6. ALEXA says

    my feet started swelling when i was sixteen years of age most doctors said it was either pitting edema or pedaledema i went on a diet but of avail it still swells well i guess its cankles dont know cause im also very slim an it swells really big

  7. Adrenal Failure & Cancles says

    Adrenal failure is the most mis-diagnosed ilnesses I’ve ever come across.

    Many doctors have no concept of how the Adrenal glands regulate so many hormones and other necessary chemicals in our bodies. As a result, they treat the symptoms, not the cause. Of course, not by design, but by lack of exposure to these complex little glands that nest on the top of each kidney.

    Common effects of Adrenal failure include cancles.
    Cancles are one of the MAJOR indicators of Adrenal Failure, amongst thyroid, hormonal problems and exhaustion from minor effort
    .

  8. Adrenal Failure & Cancles says

    Adrenal failure is the most mis-diagnosed illnesses I’ve ever come across.

    Many doctors have no concept of how the Adrenal glands regulate so many hormones and other necessary chemicals in our bodies. As a result, they treat the symptoms, not the cause. Of course, not by design, but by lack of exposure to these complex little glands that nest on the top of each kidney.

    Common effects of Adrenal failure include cancles.
    Cancles are one of the MAJOR indicators of Adrenal Failure, amongst thyroid, hormonal problems and exhaustion from minor effort
    .

  9. says

    I have tried all kinds of diets and I still have fat ankles and I am a average built middle aged male. I hope this article will give me new ideas to fight my cankles.

  10. Aph says

    I’ve been finding that wrap treatments for the legs and ankles help a little bit. They’re temporary but the do smooth out some of the lumpiness. My ankles are uneven and not very attractive, but with diet, exercise, cut sugar/salt intake and the wraps (which are homemade, low cost 2x per weeks) it does help.

  11. Molly says

    I’m with you on the cankle department, my case is hereditary. My sister went on this super crazy diet she was so thin you could see her ribs, spine and hip bones. Scary thin – anyways, guess what she still had big fat cankles. Uggghhh.
    If I had nice legs I would not own a pair of pants!!! ; )

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