Skinny Jeans Linked to Permanent Nerve Damage

Posted on May 24, 2012

Here is some disturbing news for those regular squeezing themselves into skinny jeans. Dr. Karen Boyle of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center is warning that skinny jeans can cause permanent nerve damage.

Dr. Boyle told ABC News in an interview that the tight pants can cause meralgia paresthetica, a disorder that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of a thigh gets compressed. Dr. Boyle says symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain. Dr. Boyle says wearing high heels with skinny jeans can exacerbate the problem. She says, "it further accentuates the pressure that's caused on those nerves. It can make the symptoms worse."

Medical Daily reports that skinny jeans have also been linked to other problems, including digestive problems, blood cots, thrush, back pain and more. A term "tight pants syndrome" was even coined to describe the problem. Will Ferrell may not want to wear his tight pants very long.

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