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My very, very skinny ankles!

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Hello, how are you? I was wondering if you could help me out…ok here goes:I am about 5ft2 tall which is kinda small for a 18 year old girl! However, I have a lot of “curves” let’s say! lol (I’m not overweight, i’m a normal weight, but i’m talking about my chest!!) Nyhoo, all my life I never wanted to wear shorts or skirts, because my ankles are so tiny I can put my fingers around them!(if I was to take a picture of my ankles, you’d think they were an 8 year old girl’s ankles!) I would say I have normal thighs, maybe a bit thick, and my very very skinny ankles make my legs look like chicken drumstick! Once I took the courage to wear shorts to college, and my friend said to me “Oh My Gosh you have very skinny ankles!” which made me more conscious of myself! I remember once in High School, when changing into my PE kit, another one of my friend laughed and said ” what happened to your ankles?” I also went to holidays, and wore shorts, but when I saw pictures it made me even more conscious, and now I REFUSE to wear shorts or skirts!Sometimes my sisters even tell me my ankles are too skinny compared to my body! Can you please PLEASE tell me how comes they are like that, and what can I do to make them thicker and in shape with my body (which I still really like!lol) I know this is a long message, but please help me!!!

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    Hello,hmmm honestly there is no answer to get thicker ankles, I have somewhat skinny ankles to but the one way which I believe works the best is do alot of calves work out such as taking some what and pushing upward and the goal to stand on your tippy toes. if you do alot of incline walking that wont really help, it might help somewhat but also there is a huge possibility of getting your calves and thighs skinny. Skinny but getting really toned. I noticed when I do the calve work outs, my ankles get somewhat bigger and I add protein shakes after each work out to add some mass. I’m not no expert but I’ve been working on these for quiet some time and they help alot. I hope this helps you.

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    I have very skinny ankles too and can fit my fingers around them. I used to get beaten up and spat on at school because of them. All the girls wear skirts to work but I can’t I have to wear trousers. I once sat down and a guy noticed my ankles, laughed and told me to eat something. I am a size 12. My mum has skinny ankles too – it is genetic. I don’t have an eating problem. I was told to stand on a step and lower and raise my heels. Have not tried this yet but will keep you posted if it works 🙂

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      So did it work?

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    9 10

    Hi everyone, I would like you all to know that I have the same problem with my ankles. I’m 5ft 124lb well dat weight was after the kids but anyway I have skinny ankles and there is really nothing that we can do to make them thicker. when I was pregnant they got swollen but that was just water weight that went away after given birth. Every women’s body is shaped different, be happy you have ankles cause I thought about it…there are people out there with no legs. Try to wear clothing that flatters your legs n body and PLEASE don’t worry about what others say about you… fat, skinny, short, tall people will always have something to say. Be thankful for what you have ladies. Take care all.

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    I have the exact same problem! I’m now 20 and I refuse to wear capris or any shorts that hit mid length around my knees. When I wear short shorts or something extra short it almost looks more in balance because my thighs are bigger so it takes the focus off my ankles I feel. But yes I can also wrap my fingers around my ankle and have space left over! I HATE IT! I want to know if there are exercises that I can do to get muscle there? People say its such a blessing to be naturally thin but honestly id do anything to have normal non chicken legs. I hate taking pictures in shorts I look so odd! I hear pregnancy is the only way to combat skinny ankles. but I am not willing to give birth in order to gain some fat around my ankles. haha. help!

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    im in the same boat I refuse to wear shorts or skirts I hate showing my legs because of my ankles its horrible I wish I looked normal I would love to wear little skirts.

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    Just wanted to add about my calves, you can imagine how bad they are! if my ankles are very skinny my calves are as thin as a toothpick, I want to do something about them too, what can I do?? please anyone? thanx!if I want to wear heels, it feels like they’re gona break! plz help, what to do to make them bigger?

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    Heavy leg work out is the only solution. Not just normal sets like 3 sets with 10 repetitions. Remember how Arnold’s partner literally passed out doing heavy sets for quads. I had extremely skinny calves and have skinny ankles. I had done a lot of research and following “No extreme pain, No gain pattern”……My dream is to wear shorts like others someday. My calves are growing slowly….. It may take another 1 or 2 years to grow them to my expectation. Ankles will not grow much as there is not much muscles there(if you are not blessed genetically). If you want my workout pattern, rest/recover duration and supplement then you can mail me at [email protected]

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    Hello.
    I have extra skinny ankles too.
    3 years ago I decided to start workout my calves seriously.
    They look bigger but unfortunately my ankles didn’t change. It s a bone, you can’t change it. Even squat and leg press don’t change your bone structure.
    Sorry.

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    9 10

    Every summer I feel envious of people who have lovely legs. I continually wear long skirts and trousers as I have skinny ankles and chunky thighs. I don’t know if it’s being west Indian. ..

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    The wisest of all these comments TO ME is “at least I have legs”. All of us with our boney ankles need to learn to say that when people are cruel to us.

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      I have the same problem too. I never wear dresses/skirts/shorts when I go out I hateeeee that! I’m 5 ft 104 lbs and My body/face is so tiny i’m like a 13 year old when I’m 24.
      Anyway again you got either heavy leg exercises which Takes really long time to notice a difference because you’re building muscles. Oh and you have to change you’re eating routine, eat lots of protein fiber and healthy carbs.

      Or cosmetic solutions, calf implant.. it wouldnt go all the way through the ankles but it will hit close to eat making the leg more normal.

      There’s another procedure, fat transfer to the ankles and wrists, but it has to be done by a certified doctor and a professional one. However, fat may not last a long time because once you lose weight its gone! And it will be hard to be noticed you need a fare amount of fat.

      Ive made so many searches on this matter because i’m soo insecure! Its just hard for me to travel and have a procedure abroad. They don’t have such procedures in my country.

      As for now, I know ill regret not wearing dresses and shorts when my body is 10 times worse and saggy in 20 years. So fu** it. Ill wear whatever I want and wont be harsh on myself, I don’t deserve that. Why would We care about what people think? We can’t satisfy everyone.

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    I suffer from the same problem, I’m almost 15 and I have absolutely no confidence in myself because of how skinny my claves and ankles are. Sometimes I look at them on pictures and I cry, I don’t know what to do, is there any hope?

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    I have lived with extra skinny ankles my whole life. I sympathize with the insecurities from all these comments. I’m embarresed to wear shorts and dresses, even capris make me feel self conscious. I keep working on them and have made some gains. I get discouraged and then get determined again. It’s the stares that break my heart. I tell myself to be grateful that I’m healthy and capable. Others suffer with body image problems that are also life threatening.

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    I just came across this while looking for my own solution to my skinny ankles. I’m 31 now, but, I’ve been self conscious about them since I can remember. I come from a family with slim/a little thick bodies, but for some reason I’m the only one with the skinny ankles, while the rest of my family members have nice ankles matching the rest of the body. My entries childhood, teenage years and right now as an adult, I’ve felt sad and sometimes cry after realizing how awful they look when I look at myself on pics or videos (even tho I felt beautiful before leaving the house and seeing how they actually look and how obvious they are) I worked out hard for about 4 years and loved how I looked but then again…. my ankles never changed. All I can say to all the other girls or guys who have the same insecurities like me, is to love yourself. you probably heard it before but the sooner you learn to love every inch of your body, the faster you’ll start shining above your own shadow. We are so hard on ourselves when deep down we know we are not focusing on the Real Deal which is taking care of your entire body and stop focusing on one part of your body while the other 99.99 has been neglected (not drinking enough water, missing meals, not taking at least 30 minutes of that time you been using to research about “how to get thick ankles” instead of walking, running, lifting or any other workout to keep your body moving and your heart pumping fresh blood to your veins to maintain your body healthy. The day when I stopped worrying about my ankles, that’s when I started to feel really happy and thankful that this this same ankles I’m able to walk straight to the bathroom, kitchen, outside and everything else that I’m able to do by MYSELF thanks to this ankles that I have been low key hating for so many years…. instead of loving them for how much they been through because regardless of how wild I was (jumping, running, heavy heavy lifting, travel, caring for myself and all those little things that we forget) thanks to this ankles, all of that was possible. That’s what kept me going. That’s what KEEP ME MOVING RIGHT NOW. I’m blessed to be able to do everything on my own and no matter how skinny they are, they got ME and I got THEM. much love for all of you beautiful people who still struggle with accepting your full body as it is. Just remember that real beauty comes from inside. That’s what makes you the most special person in this world.

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