May 31st, 2007

New Medical Discovery

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I recently noticed a little-known medical condition which I have tentatively named ‘policeman’s ankle’. I wonder how prevalent this condition is?

I’m not sure how long I’ve been suffering from this malady as I’m not a great one for paying much attention to the state of my own body. I’d hazzard a guess that it’s possibly years & years.

I recently found that although averagely hirsuit throughout my rather fine male body, the hair on my legs stops abruptly about six inches above my ankles. There is not a hair in sight from that point south until you reach my toes.

I have no meaningful medical knowledge but I believe the root cause is solely to do with the fact that I have, for in excess of 25 years, worn high ankle boots every day for work. They appear to have had a sandpaper effect & rubbed my lower limbs devoid of hair. I mean it’s as smooth as a baby’s bum down there.

I’m not sure if I can go onto a public beach in the summer now that I have noticed. I’ll be constantly glancing down to check if a follicle has sprung root or looking around wondering whether hordes of people are staring at me.

Does this happen to all wearers of higher-than-ankle boots?

I wonder if I can sue…


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  1. Craig says:

    I’ve been told before that it’s a sign of age (honest) as men age their shins become less hairy.


    May 31st, 2007 at 19:08

  2. whichendbites says:

    I’ve heard of this, my dog has had it. It wasn’t contagious, thankfully. It wasn’t painful, not for him anyway.

    June 1st, 2007 at 19:41

  3. 200 says:


    I think I prefer to believe my own medical diagnosis than either of those two!!

    June 1st, 2007 at 22:12

  4. Big Fella says:

    Just hide your feet in the sand – or turn to socks and sandles thatll stop people staring!!!!!!!!

    June 3rd, 2007 at 00:47

  5. walbad says:

    Afetr spending the last 22yrs in boots, 10 army and job, I have not got that problem other than where the laces are, but I am sure that there is also the other lesser known medical condition of Lower Calf Starngulation, where the bottom of your calf is stick thin and all the muscle/fat is pushed upwards by the fact that you strangle the bottom half by wearing tight boots.

    June 4th, 2007 at 09:26

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