Skinny jeans could leave you weak in the knees
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We have to admit--skinny jeans are powerful piece of clothes that makes women look super sexy. They can be in different range of tightness but some are tight to the degree that it is harmful for the health.
After a woman being hospitalized for lose feeling in her legs caused by jeans she was wearing, downsides of this chic-yet-tight-fitting trousers were taken as subject of an examination.
According to a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, squatting in skinny jeans can damage nerves and muscles in the legs, which was the reason for the symptoms of the 35-year-old woman. According to reports, she spent hours squatting as she emptied closets and as she was walking home the same night, her feet grew numb, and she tripped and fell. Immobilized, she spent hours on the ground before she was found and transported to the hospital.
"We blame what happened on a combination of prolonged squatting for hours and the tight jeans she was wearing. Normally muscles can expand to compensate for swelling, but there was a tourniquet effect, so the muscles had to expand inwards and compressed blood vessels and nerves. If she hadn't been able to come to the hospital, the compression could have gone on longer and caused residual nerve damage," said Dr. Thomas Kimber, associate professor at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, who treated the patient.
The outcome was lost circulation in her lower legs because of what she couldn't move her ankles or toes properly. As doctors explained the patient had compartment syndrome, a condition that occurs when the blood supply is cut off to a particular part of the body. And though the time she spent squatting was probably the main cause, the restricting pants likely made it worse.
After being hospitalized for four days, the patient was allowed to go home walking just fine.
If you still cannot resist seeing yourself in skinny jeans, maybe consider saving the squats for a more comfortable outfit. And stop worrying about being stylish during moving days.