It may sound silly, but Skinny Pant Syndrome really is a thing, and due to the popularity of tight “skinny” jeans, it‘s becoming more prevalent than ever before. So, what is this condition, and what can you do to protect yourself from it?
Skinny Pant Syndrome, officially called meralgia paresthetica, is a very real medical condition that causes numbness of pain in the outer thigh that occurs as the result of nerve injury rather than injury to the thigh. The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which is located on the front of the thigh, is the nerve that is injured in cases of Skinny Pant Syndrome.
In the past, meralgia paresthetica was seen primarily in obese individuals who work tight belts and spent a lot of time sitting. This can cause compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve between the hip bones and the belt. Patients who suffer from this condition typically experience numbness, pain and tingling on the front of the thigh.
Now, thanks to the growing popularity of “skinny” jeans, we‘re seeing an increasing number of thin young adults with Skinny Pant Syndrome.
How It‘s Treated
Fortunately, skinny pant syndrome is usually easy to cure. First and foremost, if you are experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in the outer thigh, stop wearing tight belts and pants immediately, and switch to something with a bit more room. Next, call your chiropractor.
When you visit Denver South Chiropractic for your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and get to work diagnosing your problem and developing an effective treatment plan. If you have Skinny Pant Syndrome, we will likely adjust your hip bones to get them in proper alignment and prescribe a series of stretches.
You should never let fashion take a toll on your health. Nerve damage, even when it‘s caused by pants that are simply too tight, is serious, and when left untreated, further complications could arise. If you are experiencing tingling, numbness or pain in your other thigh, ditch the skinny jeans and call Denver South Chiropractic today at 303-757-7272 to schedule a consultation with a Denver chiropractor.