Monday, May 25, 2009

Skinny jeans the latest fashion to mess up your body

Fashion-essential skinny jeans are responsible for the disorder "meralgia paresthetica," otherwise known as “tingling thigh syndrome.” (MSNBC) What's going on here? Super-tight jeans squeeze the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which can lead to "a numb, tingling or burning sensation along the thigh." But they look so, so awesome. Another trend that's causing problems are flip-flops. Only the coolest people wear flip-flops to the office, the movies and everyplace else, all the time. But regular flip-flopping is causing "problems and pain from the foot up into the hips and lower back."

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