The scientific case that is the subject of this post found that skinny jeans can cause muscle and nerve damage, which supports the claim by Happeh Theory that tight clothing is one of the Plots By Evil to weaken and harm human beings mentioned elsewhere on this site.
The news story reporting on those scientific findings is reprinted below.
Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have warned.
The denim design has been a fashion staple for many years but experts have warned that they can cause muscle and nerve damage to wearers’ legs.
The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has described a case in which a 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair after her calves swelled and ballooned in size.
The woman, who has not been named, had spent several hours squatting as she helped a family member move house in Australia. After a while, she began to have difficulty walking and lost sensation in her legs.
She fell and struggled to get up again. She was found lying on the ground hours later and was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital where she had to be cut out of the jeans. Doctors found that her muscles and nerves were damaged.
Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome; a condition caused by increased pressure within a confined body space and resulting in nerve compression.
As the woman was squatting, the tight jeans stopped her calf muscles from being able to swell outwards, instead forcing them to compress downwards and crush the nerves.
Doctors have also previously warned against wearing high heels with skinny jeans, as wearing the shoes tilts the wearer’s pelvis and increases pressure against the jeans, risking nerve damage.
“I have not heard of this being an issue with skinny jeans, but it is an issue with tight bandages and plaster casts, said Dr Andreas Loefler, vice president of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
“There’s just not enough blood supply to the muscles and some muscles actually die, which is why it’s such a serious issue.”
Wasim Khan, a surgeon who specialises in compartment syndrome at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and UCL said people wearing tight jeans should pay attention to any loss of feeling in their legs.
“If you start to get any numbness the first thing you should ask is whether your jeans are too tight, especially if you are doing a lot of activity.
“Walkers are known to get chronic compartment syndrome where the muscles swell because of lots of activity, so they may be more likely to suffer.”
In 2012 doctors in Baltimore, US, have reported cases of women with numb legs after their skinny jeans compressed a nerve at the top of the thigh. The condition, called meralgia paresthetica, or “tingling thigh syndrome” was made worse by wearing high heels, which cause the pelvis to tip and increase the pressure.