Choosing the improper wardrobe could affect not only your look, but your health as well. Skinny jeans could be a real health hazard.
While wearing the tightest jeans, the highest heals and the strongest corset could make a woman look very attractive, it should at least be saved for the Saturday night special occasions only. And even then, this look should be handled with care, because it can actually cause serious damage.
While high heals can lead to numerous foot injuries that range from bunions to sprains and fractures, skinny jeans pose an entirely different threat and should therefore be worn properly.
This is what an Australian woman has recently found out. One day she put on her gorgeous skinny jeans and went to help a family member move out of their apartment. There, she was assigned to empty quite a few cabinets and so she sat in a squatting position for quite some time.When she was finished, she decided to walk through the park on her way home.
As she was walking, she started having issues with lifting the front end of her feet and soon tripped and collapsed on the ground. It took her a while to manage to drag herself to a public place, because she was unable to walk. When she finally got to the hospital, she had lost the feeling in both her legs, but the doctors managed to treat her just in time so that she could regain her ability to walk.
The doctors explained that because she applied additional pressure to her legs by sitting in a squatting position, aside from the pressure that the extremely tight jeans put on her legs, she basically caused herself to go though compartment syndrome, which happens when pressure is applied to a certain part of the body.
Due to the fact that her legs had swelled significantly, as a reaction to the pressure, the doctors had to cut the woman’s skinny jeans, in order to get them off, because it proved to be absolutely impossible otherwise.
The woman presented with extensive damage to her nerve fibers and muscles that were caused by the pressure, but fortunately for her, the doctors were successful in their intervention and she can now walk again.
Due to the fact that doctors had previously encountered such cases, the Neurology Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital from Australia has conducted a study on the matter. They described this “new neurological complication of wearing tight jeans,” in their study, that was recently published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
“Without medical treatment she may have ended up with permanent nerve damage affecting her ability to walk, and the muscle damage could have led to kidney damage but fortunately she was treated in time,” said the author of the study, Thomas Kimber.
There are many more dangerous wardrobe options out there such as G-strings that cause vaginal and urinary infections, ties that are worn too tightly, low rise jeans that are too tight, footwear that is too small or too tight, all of which could lead to compartment syndrome, and many more.
So there are many dangers out there disguised as the latest fashion trends. It is extremely important that safety comes before fashion sense, so that people do not become fashion victims.
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