- Tight Jeans
A 35-year-old woman suddenly tripped and fell on her way home. She was on the ground for hours because she was immobilized. She was eventually rushed to the hospital where the doctor said it was due to a combination of prolonged squatting for hours and the tight jeans she was wearing,” Doctors were forced to cut the jeans off her calves because they had become so swollen.
Normally muscles can expand to compensate for swelling, but there was a tourniquet effect, so the muscles had to expand inwards and compressed blood vessels and nerves, consequently she lost circulation in her lower legs and could not move her ankles or toes properly.
(Report from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry)
4 things to know before shopping for a pair of tight jeans.
1. Nerve Damage.
Wearing tight jeans compresses the nerve that supplies sensation to the outer thighs causing tingling, numbness. Consistent pressure on the nerve might cause an ultimate crashing pain and burning sensation known as Meralgia Paraesthetica
2. Yeast Infection.
A tight jean gives little room for circulation which could result in yeast infection. Symptoms of yeast infections are itching, redness and soreness.
Wearing tight jeans for long periods exerts pressure on the lower abdomen, hips, spine and backbone which could result in pain.
Studies have shown that “one in 10 men has experienced an unpleasant side-effect as a result of wearing skinny jeans.
In a survey conducted to highlight the dangers of ill-fitting trousers and tight underwears for Men, wearing tight-fitting clothing over a prolonged period of time can lead to urinary tract infections leading to over-activity of the bladder, a type of bladder weakness, as well as a low sperm count and fungal infections”.
There are several cases of men who have twisted their testicles due to excessively tight jeans; hence it is advisable to ensure sufficient room around the groin area. Pants and trousers must feel comfortable and not provide restrictions in any way.