Apparently Wearing Skinny Jeans Can Send You To The Hospital

Flickr / Michael Pollak
Flickr / Michael Pollak

A 35-year-old woman in Australia was recently sent to the hospital for complications due to wearing skinny jeans for too long.

The woman spent most of her day squatting in the skinny jeans, helping a friend empty cupboards in preparation for a big move.

On her walk home, the woman reported that her feet began to numb and she fell, unable to get up. After several hours, we crawled her way to the road where she hailed a Taxi.

[Dr. Thomas] Kimber said tight jeans have previously been reported to cause nerve lesions in the groin but not the kind of nerve problems in the lower leg and severe muscle damage they saw.

He said squatting compressed the nerves in the lower leg, reducing the blood supply to the calf muscles and that the skinny jeans worsened the problem.

After being treated for four days — and having her jeans cut off — the woman still had some weakness in her legs but walked out of the hospital and later recovered fully. (Source: The Star)

While Kimber isn’t sure whether he would recommend avoiding skinny jeans all together, he cautions against squatting in them.

Skinny jean wearers, beware! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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