Australian Woman Falls Victim to Skinny Jean Malfunction
An Australian woman spent four days in a hospital for one heck of a wardrobe malfunction.
The woman’s skinny jeans cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles and cause her to collapse.
The 35 year-old was helping relatives more to a new home in Adelaide and had “noticed they were somewhat tight,” consultant neurologist Professor Thomas Kimber told radio station 891 ABC.
The woman spent her time squatting down and cleaning out the relative’s cupboards. “As she walked home throught a park later that night “her feet became increasingly weak to the point where she fell,” Kimber reported. She eventually was able to gain enough strength to crawl to the side of the road and hail a taxi to a nearby hospital.
The skinny jeans were so tight that the hospital medical staff were forced to cut the jeans off the woman.
Documenting the case for the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Kimber said the prolonged squatting had cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles causing them to become “massively swollen.” (nbc new)
“As a result of that she had suffered compression to two of the major nerves in her lower leg and had developed this leg weakness as a result,” Kimber added.
The woman has suffered a “significant calf muscle injury and, as a result of that, some proteins are released into her blood stream and she needed to be on an intravenous drip to flush those proteins through so that she wouldn’t develop any damage to her kidney’s,” Thomas Kimber reported.
The Australian woman was discharged form the Royal Adelaide Hospital after being seen for four days. The “fashion victim” has thankfully made a full recovery.
This takes “fashion victim” to a whole new level. The Australian neurologist warns fashion forward individuals to wear looser fitting clothing and said if you really insist of wearing skinny jeans make sure you stand up and walk around to get the blood pumping in your legs if you are feeling any sort of leg tingling.