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The word "cankle" was made popular in 2001 when Jason Alexander's character in the movie Shallow Hal used the term to criticize an overweight woman's lower leg saying, "It's like the calf merged with the foot, cut out the middleman."
Since the film was released, the term has been assimilated into our lexicon, making many women overly aware and insecure about this part of their bodies. And this increasing insecurity did not go unnoticed by plastic surgeons and personal trainers who claimed to be able to fix the problem. But can anything really eradicate the dreaded cankle? Here are three distinctively different types of cankles and what can and cannot be done for them.
Learn how to get rid of cankles after the break!