Smart Woman: Painful Trends

Published 06/17 2013 04:38AM

Updated 06/17 2013 10:17AM

From sky-high heels to oversized bags, beauty is pain, but some of our favorite fashion trends may actually lead to chronic health problems over time. Skinny jeans: they fit tightly and taper at the bottom of the leg, but this trend could cause a condition that compresses the nerves in the lateral thighs causing pain, tingling, and numbness.

Also, ballet flats and flip flops may seem better than heels, but they can also cause foot problems. They offer no support or cushioning, which can lead to plantar fasciitis, where walking becomes difficult and painful.

Another harmful fashion trend is lacy underwear. They are fine on occasion, but if worn everyday they can cause problems. Synthetic fabrics and irregular edges can cause burning, itching, and irritation. Lacy underwear combined with slimming undergarments or skinny jeans may make the problem worse and increase the risk of recurrent yeast infections.


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