It's time to rethink wearing those jeans that need a shoe horn and 20-minutes of pulling and yanking to get on, ladies.
Doctors in Australia are now saying that it can be quite dangerous to wear jeans that look painted on (or reveal a little too much of the female anatomy) after one woman Down Under was hospitalized for four days, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
The report reveals that an unnamed 35-year-old woman experienced nerve and muscle damage after wearing her skinnies to help a friend move. She spent a lot of time squatting and emptying cupboards, and her feet went numb as she walked home. The woman tripped and fell and was taken to the hospital after lying on the ground for several hours before help arrived.
Dr. Thomas Kimber told the Associated Press that he'd heard of previous cases where the tightness of the pants had caused nerve lesions in the groin, but nothing as severe as this.
"We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles," Dr. Kimber said in an email to the AP, revealing that the blood supply to her calves was drastically reduced and that squatting for long periods of time compressed the nerves in her legs, causing compartment syndrome.
"I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," he said.
Naturally, the woman's jeans had to be cut off. Doctors put her on an intravenous rip and bed rest, and after four days in the hospital she was released and walked out on her own.
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