Discovery Skinny jeans causes severe nerve damage

You do not have to suffer for your fashion, so, don't squat, at least not for long, while wearing skinny jeans.

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A new study has found that skinny jeans is capable of causing severe nerve damage.

According to Huffington Post, doctors in Australia have reported 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 had 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.

"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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