Skinny jeans, those super skinny skinny pants, have become the sensation for women of various heights, builds, and even ages. They all seem to love them, but is it possible that they pose a danger to your health?
It is true, skinny jeans are one of the most used pieces by fashionistas today but if you are not careful, they can be harmful to your health. Of different shades and materials, it seems that putting on these pants requires a certain level of effort.
According to an article published on the ABC News site, several doctors highlight the dangers of wearing excessively tight pants. Looking good can cause severe nerve damage.
Dr. Karen Boyle of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center explains that “this disorder is called meralgia paresthetica and occurs when one of the nerves located on the outside of the thigh is compressed. This pressure can cause symptoms such as numbness and tingling in this area."
According to Dr. Boyle, one of her patients described the disorder as the sensation of floating and that when walking she experienced deep pain in her thighs. The problem of wearing very tight pants is increased when combined with high heels.
“Wearing high-heeled shoes implies a change in the apex of the pelvis causing it to tip. The visual effect of 'long legs' is something that women really like but it only accentuates the pressure on the nerves,”explains Dr. Boyle.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, stopping wearing skinny pants is the solution. Ignoring symptoms can result in greater long-term damage.