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Skinny jeans cause woman to become paralyzed

Skinny jeans may be bad for your health, according to the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (JNNP).

A 35-year-old woman was wearing a pair of the restrictive pants while helping one of her family members move.

The woman said she had been doing a lot of squatting that day and she noticed that her jeans were becoming increasingly tighter as the day wore on.

When the day was over, she was walking home and noticed that her foot had gone numb, causing her to trip and fall to the ground. Unable to move, the woman lay on the ground for several hours before she was found.

The JNNP says the woman suffered from edema, or swelling of body parts due to excess fluids trapped inside muscle tissues. Her pants could only be removed by cutting them from her body.

Medical officials treating the woman surmise that the woman’s constant squatting caused nerve damage in her thigh due to excessive and prolonged restriction. In turn, this created excess swelling and became a neurological complication.

The woman was treated and released.

Timothy Rawles is Community Editor of SDGLN. He can be reached at editor@sdgln.com, @KenSanDiego on Twitter, or by calling toll-free to 888-442-9639, ext. 713.