Although loose, distressed boyfriend jeans have been exceeding skinny jeans in popularity lately, I'm sure everyone still has their favorite pair of skinnies in their closet somewhere — hey, they're not completely extinct! But they might be soon, considering a woman was hospitalized from wearing skinny jeans. Multiple doctors in Australia reported an incident where a, "35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims." Dang.
Now, you might be wondering why in the world this woman was working out and squatting in denim, but it turned out that she wasn't squatting at a gym, but rather she was helping someone move. According to AP, as she was moving boxes and emptying out cupboards, she was constantly squatting in her skinnies. Dr. Thomas Kimber from Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital said, "We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles."
In fact, her condition was so bad that when she was receiving treatment, she had to have her jeans cut off right away. Doctors have found that skinny jeans can cause nerve lesions in the groin area, but adding squatting on top of wearing skinnies restricts the bloody supply to the calf muscles, which causes nerve damage and numbness.
Moral of the story? Never squat for long periods of time or help your friends move in skinny jeans, otherwise this might happen:
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