Skinny jeans, heels bad for your health?

February 22, 2012

A study published in the Wall Street Journal revealed tight pants can pinch sensitive nerves in the thigh, leading to pain or a burning sensation.

Skinny jeans have also been linked to digestive problems and even blood clots. The same goes for body slimmers, such as Spanx or waist-cinching belts. If they're worn too tightly, the compression can also cause nerve problems and stomach aches.

Also, those who consistently wear heels 2 inches or higher are at risk for bunions, numbness, and even fractures. Doctors recommend taking daily breaks.

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