Skinny jeans are in vogue now - they are haute, sexy, and give your legs a 'fashionable' edge. But before you slip into a pair, medicos have a word of advice for you. The skin-fit garment can cause a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica or "tingling thigh syndrome."
What's more, coupled with stiletto heels, the pressure these jeans put on the femoral cutaneous nerve that runs through the thigh can cause tingling and burning through the leg, reports MSNBC.com.
AdvertisementThe condition's developer Parmeeta Ghoman recalls the initial feeling of "tingling thigh syndrome," reports The New York Daily News.
She said: "It felt really strange - it felt like my leg had gone to sleep."
"The nerve, in some people, is susceptible to compression," Dr. John England, of the American Academy of Neurology said.
"It is a pure sensory nerve - it doesn't go to muscles or provide strength. Anything that is tight around there could potentially compress the nerve that goes there," the expert added.
According to chiropractic physician Dr. William Madosky, "The key is, you remove the pressure, and the nerve regenerates."