Careful, People, Skinny Jeans Sends Woman to Hospital With Nerve Damage

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In a case reported in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Australia, A 35-year-old woman in Australia collapsed because of wearing a skinny jeans resulting in cutting blood supply to her calf muscles.

After a regular day the woman, 35, reported she couldn’t move her ankles or toes properly and had lost feeling in her lower legs and feet. “After an emergency situation she was hospitalized and when she arrived, she had massive, really severe, swelling of both calves to the extent we were unable to take her jeans off without cutting them,” according to Thomas Kimber, a consultant neurologist and co-author of the Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry journal article.

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The woman, while working felt uncomfortable because of her jeans but ignored the situation and the case was made worse after she decided to take a walk. As she walked she felt trouble lifting her feet and later she fell and could not get up.

She spent hours lying on the ground and eventually a cab on the side of the road came to her rescue and took her to a hospital. She was discharged after recovering fully.

The doctors believed that the blood supply had been reduced to her leg muscles, causing them to swell and the adjacent nerves to compress. She had damaged muscle and nerve fibers in her lower legs as a result of protracted compression while squatting, the case was made worse by her tight jeans.

The doctors have advised people working for longer hours, not to wear tight clothes.

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