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The Dark Side of Skinny Jeans

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For a tiny segment of the population, extra-skinny jeans may cause "tingling and burning". "Experts are finding that women who wear too tight jeans run the risk of suffering from a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica, reports MSNBC.com. 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." The never damage isn't permanent, and can be repaired with a few weeks of strict boyfriend-jeans-only wear. [NYDN]