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Skinny Jeans: Dangerous Fashion Sends Woman To The ER

First Posted: Jun 23, 2015 01:58 PM EDT
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Today, we learn an important lesson in fashion and exercise: Never squat in skinny jeans.

It might sound silly, but this combination can not only be uncomfortable, but potentially dangerous. An unidentified 35-year-old Australian woman completed an hour-long squat routine when afterwards, she soon began complaining of severe numbness in both her feet and legs. Several hours later, she fell in front of her house and did not even have the strength to get up. She then went to the emergency room shortly after, according to NBC News.

"We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles," Dr. Thomas Kimber of Australia's Royal Adelaide Hospital , said via the news organization.

However, this is certainly not the first case regarding the perils of tight-fitting denim.

"I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," he added.

Dr. Octavio Bessa first coined the term "tight-pants syndrome" in 1993, according to the Wall Street Journal in a medical journal after several men began complaining of abdominal discomfort, according to TIME.

Tight pants might always be a trend among men and women but most health officials would probably argue in favor of comfort (or breathing, let's say) instead of fashion.

More information regarding the report can be found in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

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