Just after the incidence of the 35 year old Australian woman who was trapped in her jeans and passed out on the side of the street, Doctors have sounded a rather conspicuous warning to wearers of tight jeans.
It was noted 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.
However, she experienced numbness in her feet later that evening, and found it really difficult to walk which caused her to trip and fall. Upon falling, the woman was unable to rise up and therefore spent several hours lying on the ground before she was found.
“As she was squatting for a long period of time her trousers restricted the blood supply to both calves, and in response the muscles start to undergo stress and swell,” Dr Kimber wrote.
She eventually had the jeans cut off by doctors after being taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital, because her legs had swollen so much.
“We were certainly surprised and shocked. It was a surprise to us that someone could get such severe nerve and muscle damage from the activity she described. The clothing she was wearing was the critical factor,” she stressed.
It is however noteworthy to note that, if you must put on tight pants, it should be one with more elasticity as it wouldn’t squeeze your nerves and muscles that much.