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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 01:44 AM

Painfully Skinny Jeans Land A Woman In The Hospital

A 35-year-old Australian woman wound up in the hospital after wearing skinny jeans while helping a family member move.

Tests of the tibial nerves, which provide movement and sensation to the calf and foot, and the peroneal nerves, which run from the outside of the knee down to the foot and ankle, showed they weren't sending signals properly.

That was the clue. Nerve damage can be caused by pressure. In the case of the peroneal nerves, that can include pressure from crossing the legs, wearing high boots or squatting. (Previous research refers to "strawberry pickers' palsy."

"The wearing of 'skinny' jeans had likely potentiated the tibial neuropathies by causing a compartment syndrome as the lower leg swelled," the report concluded.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/22/416487968/painfully-skinny-jeans-land-a-woman-in-the-hospital?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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