Hip Huggers May Cause Problems - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/28/03

Hip Huggers May Cause Problems

If your teenager is complaining about some pain in the leg, you might be able to make your own diagnosis by examining their closet. The American Chiropractors Association says hip huggers may be in style, but they're not worth being in pain.

More people are wearing their pants real tight and low-cut, those hip huggers may be squeezing a nerve in the thigh. The result? An increase in tingling thigh syndrome.

The ACA says specifically, low-cut, tight jeans may press on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causing burning pain, tingling, or numbness in the outer thigh. The good news is there is a cure -- just change your pants to something looser.

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