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Fashion victims: Skinny jeans lands one women in the hospital


Skinny jeans may be the sexy jean cut of the moment, but if you are going to rock the skinny jean don’t squat a lot in them. You have been warned!

An Australian woman was hospitalized after squatting for many hours in her skinny jeans and experienced muscle and nerve damage and swelling. The squatting compressed the nerves in the lower leg and therefore cut off the blood supply to the calves. The skinny jeans further squashed on the nerves and only made the problem worse. The women was helping a friend move and was repeatedly squatting for long periods while emptying closets. While walking home, the 35 year old women said that her legs felt numb and her jeans felt increasingly tight. She tripped and fell and was unable to get up. Eventually she was taken to the hospital where doctors cut off her jeans and examined her condition.

“We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles,” said Dr. Kimber. The findings were so profound that they were published in a scholarly journal dedicated to neurology and surgery.

After spending four day in the hospital, the woman still experienced mild nerve tension but was strong enough to walk on her own so she was released. Dr. Kimber notes that the stiff non-stretchy material of her skinny jeans was a problem. As a joking sidenote, Dr. Kimber says the reason why he personally doesn’t wear skinny jeans is “I’m too old to get away with them!”

Lessons learned:

  1. Skinny jeans are better suited for just showing off your butt rather than for doing the squats to improve your butt
  2. There is a rhyme and a reason why fitness places everywhere ban jeans during workout
  3. Stretchy skinny jeans that look like jeans but feel like yoga pants are Just. Plain. Awesome.

So, what do you think ?