This just in—your skinny jeans are trying to ruin your body. All you’ve done is give them a purpose in life and a place to stay when you’re not wearing them, but that’s just not enough for them, is it?
According to BBC, a 35-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital for compartment syndrome. Her calves had ballooned in size, requiring medical professionals to cut her out of her skinny jeans.
Doctors say she’d was in the process moving (which is awful enough), so the woman was squatting all day. Well, she was squatting up until her feet went numb and she experienced trouble walking. The patient actually fell, spending several hours laying on the ground before getting medical attention.
It gets even worse—she suffered nerve damage and wasn’t able to walk without help for four days.
This health horror story became the subject of a recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Before you burn all of your skinny jeans, Priya Dasojou, professional adviser at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, says this case is extreme.
“There’s no need to ditch the skinny jeans just yet, simply avoid staying in the same position for too long and keep moving throughout the day,” she said. “If you do suffer any prolonged pain you should of course seek help, but no-one should be alarmed by this warning or change the cut of their jeans.”
So, don’t move, squat down to pick up a baby (no matter how cute he/she is) or workout in your skinny jeans.
Who said being fashionable was easy?