doctors warn of danger from skinny jeans

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  1. smichal

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    Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans after woman becomes fashion victim: Don't squat

    Maria Cheng, The Associated Press

    LONDON - Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat — at least not for long.

    Doctors in Australia report that 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.


    "We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles," said Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, in an email.

    The patient, who was not identified, spent most of the previous day helping someone move, squatting for long periods while emptying cupboards. Clad in skinny jeans, the woman said they felt increasingly tight and her feet were numb as she walked home, making her trip and fall. Unable to get up, she spent several hours stranded outside before getting to the hospital. Kimber and colleagues published a report about the case online Monday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

    Kimber said tight jeans have previously been reported to cause nerve lesions in the groin but not the kind of nerve problems in the lower leg and severe muscle damage they saw. He said squatting compressed the nerves in the lower leg, reducing the blood supply to the calf muscles and that the skinny jeans worsened the problem.

    After being treated for four days — and having her jeans cut off — the woman still had some weakness in her legs but walked out of the hospital and later recovered fully. Kimber doesn't know if the woman still wears skinny jeans but warned her against the dangers of squatting in them.

    "I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," Kimber said, noting that tight pants with more elasticity wouldn't be as dangerous since they wouldn't squeeze nerves and muscles. He doesn't wear skinny jeans himself, but not because of the medical risks: "I'm too old to get away with them!"
     
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    hmmmmm...the doctor says that people should not wear clothing which crushes their skin?

    I've been thinking about getting some underwear which is 3x too small, but now I'll need to re-think that plan.
     
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    I can only hope that Gunk is experiencing some symptoms
     
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    No worries. I will never fit into skinny jeans again.
     
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    mom jeans :bigcry:
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    I saw a group of young dudes the other night whose skinny jeans were so tight that it was causing the ends of their moustaches to curl up like handlebars. I just didn't have the heart to tell them how ridiculous they all looked.
     
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    I rock the baggy like I'm a reggie in '96.
     
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    I have skinny jeans, I wear skinny jeans, I hate skinny jeans. I wish this trend would die out already, but it's held on for this long I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon despite the fact that they're evidently a health hazard. I wish flare jeans would come back. I loved those! I still have all mine from ten years ago and now they're just collecting dust in my closet.
     
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    All fashion seems to be cyclical. You'll get you chance to wear those pants ;)
     
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    I *just* saw flare jeans at Nordstroms this past weekend, so fingers crossed! :)
     
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    not again!
    I hated those!
     
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    Oh, I thought this was going to be an article about how owning a pair lowers your testosterone level.
     
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    low-rise non-skinny pants can hurt you too. I was having alot of testicular compression issues when sitting.. finally had some custom long-crotched high-waisted trousers made that sit on my WAIST and not my hips. You should see the zipper, its like 3 low rise zippers put together. Its like heaven.
     
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    "If my boys can't swing about, roaming free, then your pantaloons, sir, are not for me."

    -- President Abraham Lincoln (1863)
     
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    That is so Abe.





    Thank you for the reps, @Jayla! :)
     
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    The 15 Minute Skinny Jeans Workout

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