Our society puts so much pressure on finding ways to look skinny and the fashion industry has supported an unhealthy view of our bodies by imposing a paradigm of "a perfect size". Women are followers of fashion and skinny jeans have found their way into what we believe to be trendy.
But, according to the Mayo Clinic, "meralgia paresthetica" is a health condition that is characterized by the tingling, numbness, and the burning pain that occurs in the outer part of your thigh. Many women wearing skinny jeans have reported these symptoms, mostly over weight women who insist on wearing a style of pants which is designed for very slim women.
The constant pressure put on the thighs by the skin-tight denim cuts off the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which is susceptible to compression. In more severe cases of meralgia paresthetica, women will also notice a patch of skin that is sensitive to the touch and can sometimes be painful.
Doctors suggest medications that are used to treat neurogenic pain, such as anti-depressant or anti-seizure medications to alleviate the symptoms and in those cases where pain is more severe surgical intervention have been suggested.
I think smart women who experience these symptoms as a result of wearing skinny jeans, should seriously consider a different style! Please, do not run to get drugs for those symptoms which will disappear by eliminating the cause!
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