Skinny jeans dangerous? Muscle damage, swelling, nerve blockages – Details

Skinny jeans dangerous? Muscle damage, swelling, nerve blockages

Why Your Skinny Jeans Could Actually Be Dangerous.

Squatting in skinny jeans for a long period of time has been linked to damage of the muscles and nerve fibres in the legs, health experts have warned.

Doctors have described the case of a 35-year-old woman who collapsed and spent several hours lying on the ground outside, unable to move, before spending four days in hospital.

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

After helping a relative move house – during which she spent a number of hours squatting as she emptied cupboards – she experienced numbness in her feet and found it difficult to walk.

This led her to trip and fall and unable to get up, she then spent several hours lying on the ground before she was found.

She was only able to walk unaided after four days of treatment.

Doctors found she had damaged muscle and nerve fibres in her lower legs as a result of prolonged compression while squatting, which they believed her tight jeans had made worse.

Associate Professor Thomas Edmund Kimber, of the University of Adelaide in South Australia, said: “The present case represents a new neurological complication of wearing tight jeans.”

It is believed the denim trousers had prompted the development of compartment syndrome, or reduced blood supply to the leg muscles.

Singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon told Sky News that the news would not stop her wearing skinny jeans.

She said: “I think the story about wearing skinny jeans (being) dangerous is dangerous because actually people have been wearing skinny jeans for, how long now? And this is the first time I’ve ever heard that they could be potentially dangerous.

“I have so many skinny jeans at home and will continue to wear them because I think they are great.”