While skinny jeans are currently in style, they might pose some health risks. Tight-fitting denims might cause meralgia paresthetica—a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the thigh, which is also associated with weakness or back pain, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Meralgia paresthetica usually occurs in people who are obese or manual laborers. But experts say they’ve seen an increase in the condition among teens and women in their 20s. Health officials attribute the increase to more young people wearing the in vogue skin-tight jeans.

But fashionistas need not panic. Meralgia paresthetica can be treated. If you find yourself in a pinch when trying on jeans, instead of purchasing pants that are painted-on tight, make sure you opt for looser-fitting denims.

If signs of the condition still exist after you change into more thigh-friendly pants, you should schedule another visit with your physician. Docs may prescribe antidepressant or antiseizure medications to relieve more severe symptoms of meralgia paresthetica. In extreme cases, they may suggest surgery.

How about that nice dress or skirt—not too tight, though!