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STUDY: Skinny Jeans Are Dangerous For Your Health

A medical journal confirms that too-tight jeans can cause major problems.
by Mary Rose A. Hogaza | Jun 29, 2015

Fogeys, rejoice! Hipsters, grieve!

On June 23, 2015, doctors published a study in the medical journal, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry about how skinny jeans can be dangerous. The study essentially issued a health warning for wearing these tight pants, and found out that it increases the chance of developing "Compartment Syndrome," a serious condition that occurs when pressure within the muscle build to dangerous levels. In some cases, this even requires surgery to prevent worsening of the condition.

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This comes after a 35-year-old woman who had been helping a family member move out of their old house, which involved a lot of squatting in her skinny jeans, was rushed to a hospital. The incident was the primary example in the said journal.

"She had been wearing 'skinny jeans,' and recalled that her jeans had felt increasingly tight and uncomfortable during the day. Later that evening, while walking home, she noticed bilateral foot drop and foot numbness, which caused her to trip and fall. She spent several hours lying on the ground before she was found," the study reads.

Medical examination showed severe damage to the muscles and nerves in her lower legs. It took her four days on a drip to recover the full use of her legs.

So, be careful out there, fashionable folks! There's no lesson to learn from this other than you shouldn't be too helpful wear skinny jeans especially when you're doing a lot of strenuous things that might grip your legs too tightly.

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