When you are struggling into your skin-tight jeans that envelop your legs to perfection, be advised to remember that they give more than one kind of discomfort.
MSNBC.com spells it to you in impeccable scientific jargon. The nerve problem that can be caused by constant wearing of jeans that are a mite too tight for you is called meralgia paresthetica. That means that the femoral cutaneous nerve in your thigh doesn’t feel too well and signals it by a tingling or burning sensation. Stiletto heels, by the way, can aggravate the condition to a marked extent.
Dr. John England, of the American Academy of Neurology, also warns that the nerve in question can easily suffer from compression with some people. “It is a pure sensory nerve — it doesn’t go to muscles or provide strength,” he says. “Anything that is tight around there could potentially compress the nerve that goes there.” Parmeeta Ghoman, for one, describes it rather more vividly: “It felt really strange — it felt like my leg had gone to sleep.”
This “sleeping” condition is named the “tingling thigh syndrome” and was long known to afflict obese people, pregnant women, and construction workers, but it is only recently that it has started to bother young and physically robust women.
On the other hands, you may not suffer from anything worse than a few hours of unpleasant feeling in your legs. Dr. William Madosky, a chiropractic physician, sounds fairly casual about it: “You remove the pressure, and the nerve regenerates.”
That’s what comes alongside with the price for skin-tight jeans; think if you are ready to pay that much.
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