The Associated Press reports a woman spent four days in a hospital with muscle damage after squatting repeatedly for hours while wearing skinny jeans. This is completely horrifying.
The 35-year-old woman (whose name has not been released) was helping a friend move and spent several hours squatting while she cleaned out cabinets. She said her legs began to feel numb. Then while she was walking home, she fell and could not get up from the ground. She was stranded for hours before she managed to get help and get to a hospital.
At the hospital, where medical staff had to cut her out of her jeans, she was diagnosed with muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockage, all linked back to squatting in the tight jeans for too long.
Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia where the woman was treated told reporters in an email he was surprised by the severe damage to her muscles and nerves.
"I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," Dr. Kimber explained. With a stretchier fabric, her nerves and muscles might not have been squeezed as hard. He advised the patient to avoid squatting if she wears skinny jeans again but is there even a possibility that she might? If I was in a hospital for four days because of a pair of pants, I would burn them and every pair that reminded me of them.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.