Study: skinny jeans cause nerve condition

May 22, 2009 3:35:02 PM PDT
Doctors say they're seeing an increasing number of women with a nerve condition, caused by wearing super tight, skinny jeans.

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The temporary condition is called "tingling thigh syndrome".

It can happen when constant pressure cuts off a nerve that runs from the pelvis to the thigh, causing a numb, tingling, or burning sensation.

Doctors say the risk goes up when skinny jeans are paired with high heels, because that can more pressure on the nerve.

But they say there's little risk for permanent damage.

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