Don’t do squats in your skinnies, say doctors...
Skinny jean addicts take note: Doctors are issuing a health warning after a 35 year-old Australian woman had to be hospitalised for four days when her calves ballooned.
According to the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, skinny jeans caused an unidentified woman to develop a condition called compartment syndrome, which leads to swelling and even internal bleeding when a bundle of muscles get trapped.
Remember when our denim motto was the more ‘spray on’ the better? It’s a good job SS15 is all about flares…
The woman, who was moving house and spent hours crouched down and clearing out her cupboards, found that at the end of the day, her feet were numb and she couldn’t walk properly. Ouch.
After they had cut her out of said skinnies, examiners at the Royal Adelaide Hospital found that the woman’s calf muscles were extremely weak, with the nerves becoming damaged as the pressure had built in her lower legs.
Thankfully the woman was put on an intravenous drip and after a few days could walk normally again.
But let this be a lesson to all of us on the health hazards attached to tight clothing. We can only hope that this message reaches those Kardashians in all that bodycon…
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