Numbness in the outer thigh region? It might be because your jeans are too tight! According to board certified emergency physician Dr. Jennifer Hanes, this phenomenon, known as "tight pants syndrome" (very scientific) has sent many women to the neurologist’s office.
“This condition is caused by a compression of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve. It was previously only seen in large-bellied men that wore their belts too tight,” Hanes says. “Now, we see it in ladies wearing too-tight jeans.”
The doc says you can still wear low-rise jeans if you like; just get them in a larger size.
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