Are you a regular wearer of skinny jeans? Do you squat for hours in those pairs? Maybe, you’re actually harming you.
Few years ago, an Australian woman aged 35, was experiencing immense weakness in her lower legs. She was hospitalized. The study showed that she was squatting wearing skinny jeans for a long time. As soon as the news spread, the media immediately declared that skinny jeans are affecting your health.
Are the skinny jeans really damaging our nerves?
So, do we have to throw out this fashion staple?
In fact, there’s a twist. Let’s see what the experts say.
How U.K.’s National Health Service Explained the Case?
The experts of National Health Service of the UK checked every nitty gritty of the case. After much study they came to the conclusion that the skinny jeans are not the culprit. Rather, we should blame the squatting.
In fact, her ankle became weak due to squatting for a long time in a tight pant. She fell over. All her efforts to stand up again was also failed. She was hospitalized immediately and the doctors had to cut off her jeans. Finally, she recovered after a few days.
Before this interpretation of the case, it was believed that she had compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome exerts pressure on muscles and weakens muscles. It can also act upon the nerve function. Any type of crush injury can cause it. Moreover, a person wearing a plastic cast can also suffer from the syndrome.
Is There Any Evidence that Wearing Skinny Jeans Leads to Compartment Syndrome?
The short answer is ‘No’. Skinny jeans are becoming popular day by day. This one case shouldn’t make the people ditch this trendy outfit. The case of that Australian woman was recorded in 2015. After that, no such case has come to light.
According to Dr. Andreas Loefler, the vice president of Australian Orthopedic Association, plaster casts and tight bandages mainly are responsible for compartment syndrome. “I have not heard of this being an issue with skinny jeans,” he further added.
If I would have seen that the hospitalization rate is increasing with the increase of skinny jeans sale, then that might compel me to think that skinny jeans are bad. Fortunately, that’s not the case.
What Health Hazards Skinny Jeans Can Cause?
Though skinny jeans don’t cause compartment syndrome, yet they’re not completely innocent. In fact, researches show these type of jeans can lead to certain health issues. Actually, that’s what a survey conducted on 2000 British people shows. Some of the health problems related to tight jeans are:
1.UTI or Urinary Tract Infections
3.Lowers the sperm count
Every 3 out of 10 men experience discomfort while wearing tight-fitted jeans. Regarding it, I will say that avoid pulling off tight jeans as that might affect the groin area, restricting the blood flow. But, if you’re going to wear it for a short period of time, move on.
Are Loose Jeans Better Than Skinny Jeans?
If it concerns fashion, I would say NO. But, if I focus only on health, the answer will be YES.
Skinny jeans look fashionable as it fits well, highlighting your legs structure. In fact, 1 out of 4 men prefer to wear skinny jeans to look stylish. Most women also shop for tight jeans. But, if the women feel comfortable wearing that, they won’t have to worry about their health.
Loose jeans are men’s failsafe option. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of all your skinny jeans right now. You can definitely wear them. Just make sure that they’re not too tight to make you feel uncomfortable.
Moreover, women should avoid to stay in the squat posture for hours wearing these type of jeans. Staying in the squatting position for a long time may affect their blood circulation, resulting into numbness and swelling of legs.
The Bottom Line
Never sacrifice your comfort while choosing your outfit. If you’re wearing tight jeans for a short time, it’s okay. Only one case shouldn’t keep you away from trying tight jeans. Just take regular breaks from the tight jeans to stay stylish while not compromising with your comfort.