Skinny jeans could be harmful to your health, doctors warn

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Doctors are warning that skinny jeans could worsen some already existing complications


Women love that pair of skinny jeans. But health experts are warning they could be harmful to your health.

Doctors are saying Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves.

This is after a  35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair of the jeans after her calves ballooned in size while she was wearing her skinny jeans.

The woman who was  wearing skinny jeans had been performing home chores in her tight jeans as she moved house in Australia.

By evening, her feet were numb and she found it hard to walk.

Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome, made worse by her skinny jeans.

Her story has now been published in the Journal of Neurology to raise awareness of the dangers of wearing tight clothes.

Compartment syndrome is a painful and potentially serious condition caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles – in this case, the calves.

The condition caused the woman to trip and fall and, unable to get up, she then spent several hours lying on the ground.

On examination at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, her lower legs were severely swollen.

Although her feet were warm and had enough blood supplying in them, her muscles were weak and she had lost some feeling.

As the pressure had built in her lower legs, her muscles and nerves became damaged.

She was put on an intravenous drip and after four days was able to walk unaided.

Other medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing the figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers.

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