It’s true that beauty is pain, but just how much pain is too much? According to doctors, skinny jeans can be seriously dangerous… more dangerous than they thought.
In Australia, a 35-year old woman (wearing skinny jeans, of course) was helping a family member move into a new house. This process included A LOT of squatting to empty out cupboards and move boxes. After a few hours, she noticed pain and numbness in her legs and later on her foot went totally numb, which caused her to trip and fall. She was on the floor for HOURS before someone found her.
In simple terms, her skinny jeans led to reduced blood supply in her calves and severe damage to her nerves and muscles. If you’re into the scientific, medical details, you can find more in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
The woman ended up being okay after four days of hospitalization and having her jeans cut off, but it’s safe to say she won’t be wearing skinny jeans to do strenuous activities any time soon.
“I think it’s the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem,” Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia said to Yahoo! News. “We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles.”
Apparently, Yahoo! News explains, the lack of stretchiness and elasticity in skinny jeans squeeze the nerves and muscles too much when you squat. This can potentially mean serious damage to your nerves and muscles.
It’s not new information that skinny jeans can be bad for your health, but this is a whole new issue. The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry says this case has presented a new neurological complication that results from wearing super tight jeans.
Basically, squatting for long periods of time while wearing skinny jeans is a huge no-no! Unless you want to damage nerves and have your pretty jeans cut off, rethink your wardrobe choice for strenuous activities.