You think of something comfy to wear to work or to school. Why not wear your skinny jeans? They look good if you have the right body for them, they stretch and you feel fine in them. Plus, they go with everything – high heels, flip-flops and sneakers.
You can wear your skinny jeans at work, at a picnic and in the club. So, basically everywhere. What you don’t know is that wearing them all the time is actually bad for your health.
This may come as surprising news, considering that so many people wear them and they all seem alright.
However, a new study shows that skinny jeans might cause damage to certain nerves in your body. This piece of news comes after a 35-year-old woman from Australia was hospitalized this week. Apparently she could not feel her legs after spending a whole day in her tight skinny jeans and helping an acquaintance move.
When she finally got home, she felt that she had difficulty in walking, she fell down and was unable to move her legs until someone found her.
Her legs were reported to be so swollen that the doctors had to cut the tight denims off her legs when she got to the hospital. Fortunately, there was no severe damage and she was able to walk normally after benefitting from medical care.
The researchers say that skinny jeans are so tight that they put pressure on the area under the knee. This can be damaging because a nerve that directs the lower part of the leg and the foot might be pressed, causing pain, a sensation of numbness and weakness in the leg.
Nerve damage is not something to ignore, according to doctors. This can lead to compartment syndrome, which is a condition that could cause irreparable nerve damage and even amputations.
The results of the study were published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
However, skinny jeans are not the only item of clothing that you should wear as rarely as possible. High heels can also give you back problems and cause damage to your feet because of the weight that the balls of your feet have to carry.
This pressure is not only painful, but it can also affect hip position and increase the chance of developing arthritis.
Nevertheless, even if heels are damaging, you should not go from one extreme to the other and start using flip-flops all the time.
No matter how comfortable they might be, podiatrists say they are just as bad because they can hurt your heels and arches, heels, legs and back, given the fact that they provide no cushioning and people tend to walk differently when they wear them, especially on the hard pavement.
Whatever you decide to wear, make sure you feel good and remember that health outruns beauty and is the one that should last after you’ve taken your clothes off.
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