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Doctors Warn About The Health Risk Behind Wearing Tight Jeans
A 35 year old Australian woman who was trapped in her jeans, passed out on the side of the street.
This compelled doctors to sound a rather palpable warning to ‘wearers’ of tight jeans.
According to Associate Professor of the University of Adelaide in South Australia, Dr. Thomas Kimber, the hours of squatting and kneeling caused her calves to balloon in size, eventually leaving her feet numb and making it difficult to walk.
He noted this in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
She experienced numbness in her feet later that evening and found it difficult to walk which caused her to trip and fall. Alarmingly the woman was unable to get up and had to spend several hours lying on the ground before she was found.
“As she was squatting for a long period of time her trousers restricted the blood supply to both calves, and in response the muscles start to undergo stress and swell,” Dr Kimber wrote.
The woman was then taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital, and because her legs had swollen so much, doctors had to cut off the jeans.
“We were certainly surprised and shocked. It was a surprise to us that someone could get such severe nerve and muscle damage from the activity she described. The clothing she was wearing was the critical factor,” she stressed.
The woman recovered after spending four days in the hospital. Dr Kimber reveals tight pants with more elasticity would be less dangerous since they don’t squeeze nerves and muscles quite as much.
Previously, Doctors had believed the side-effects of wearing skinny jeans have been limited to lesions of the thigh but this appeared to be the most serious incident they had heard of.