Could Your Skinny Jeans Send You To The Hospital? by Michele Cooper - Musely
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Could Your Skinny Jeans Send You To The Hospital?

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  • Could Your Skinny Jeans Send You To The Hospital?


    For most of us, skinny jeans are our tried-and-true friends. They make us seem impossibly cool with their vaguely rocker vibe, create a long, lean silhouette on those days when we feel bloated—and most importantly, they snugly hold everything in like a fine pair of denim Spanx. But as it turns out, that last aspect of these popular pants may also be exactly what makes them the deadliest piece of clothing in your wardrobe!

  • A 35-year-old Australian woman was recently hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling and nerve blockages in her legs due to wearing (and squatting in) tight-fitting denim for several hours. The unidentified patient had spent the previous day helping a friend move, which led to squatting for long periods of time while unpacking boxes. The woman complained that her pants felt increasingly tight as the day progressed, which eventually led to her feet becoming numb as she walked home.

  • Her numb feet then caused her to trip and fall, and she spent several hours trapped outside before she finally made it to the hospital. It turns out that the combination of squatting and the tight fabric compressed the nerves in her lower legs and reduced the blood supply to her calf muscles. After having the pants cut off of her and recuperating for four days, the woman has now made a full recovery—though she’ll surely never recover from the skinny pants PTSD that experience must have induced.

  • The woman’s doctor, Thomas Kimber, suggested that the damage may have been caused by the non-stretchy nature of her jeans, meaning increased elasticity could also mean way safer pants. Those Spanx leggings are actually sounding pretty good right about now.

  • Thanks for looking! This is not my story. Also, I am not advocating the trashing of all skinny jeans. I merely shared so that others could enjoy the read and come to a conclusion of their own!

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