In a fascinating medical conclusion, an Australian neurologist says skinny jeans caused excessive weakness in a woman’s ankles after she spent the day packing and moving for a friend. Apparently the 35 year-old woman could no longer walk, and she spent several hours lying on the ground. I don’t know about you, but I always make a fashion statement on moving day.Not!
Skinny jeans didn’t put her in the hospital, wearing a pair of skinny jeans that were probably at least 2 sizes too small did. I don’t want to make light of her situation but, this woman couldn’t have done the fitting room dance to test if she could comfortably wear these jeans in different positions. Back in the day, the only way to zip super tight jeans up was to lay flat on the floor, or on your bed and use a fork to get the zipper up! Then you had to find someone to pull you up off the bed and stand you up straight! Good times! We were given the same advice. We didn’t listen then, and the kids today won’t listen now. I will say, I am surprised that the newer stretch fabrics would still pose a problem.
“She wore such tight jeans that the muscles in her legs below her knees started to swell,” said Dr. Jaydeep Bhatt, a clinical assistant professor of neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center who has now issued out a warning.
I cannot believe that a doctor could actually issue a warning against wearing skinny jeans. It is obvious that the woman was just wearing a way too small size and that’s hardly the jeans fault. The doctor should have issued a warning to be wary of stupid people who don’t use their brain. You don’t need a “warning” for this. It’s called common sense. Do you see warnings on hammers saying “Striking repeatedly on head may cause brain damage”? I rest my case.