Doctors have issued a health warning for the snug-fitting denim after a woman in Australia passed out on a sidewalk because her calves had dangerously swelled up.
BBC News reports that the 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of her skinny jeans that she had been wearing for hours while helping a friend move. Dr. Thomas Kimber notes in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry that the hours of squatting and kneeling caused her calves to balloon in size, eventually leaving her feet numb and making it difficult to walk.
After spending four days in the hospital, the woman has recovered. Kimber says tight pants with more elasticity wouldn't be as dangerous since they don't squeeze nerves and muscles quite as much.
So if you're thinking of trading in your tight jeans for sweatpants now, doctors say it's unnecessary. You can still wear skinny jeans, just try to avoid activities what require a lot of squatting while wearing them.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.