Fashion trends don’t always correlate with healthy trends. Those who are worried about development of spider or varicose veins are suggested to wear loose fitting clothing. Skinny jeans do not fall into that category. This type of jean may be very fashionable, but is not necessarily very healthy. Tighter fabrics can constrict the legs down to the ankle and prevent proper blood flow.
In addition to cutting off proper circulation, skinny jeans may also lead to meralgia paresthetica or “tingling thigh syndrome.” Continuous pressure cuts off the nerve in the thigh leading to a numbing sensation through the leg. Once these tight jeans are removed, the condition is relieved.
This numbing feeling could be a sign of improper blood flow in the legs. A combination of high heels and skinny jeans can lead to the highest risk of meralgia paresthetica and the development of varicose veins. This is due to the extra pressure put on the legs. Women should be aware that skinny jeans could have these side effects and be cautious if they start to feel numbing in the lower extremities.