(NEWS.COM.AU) — LOVERS of fashionably tight jeans are being warned about the dangers of their denim after an Australian woman became seriously ill, collapsed and was unable to walk after wearing a pair of skinny jeans.
The 35-year-old lost all feeling in her legs and was trapped for hours lying on the ground when her tight jeans cut off the blood supply to her legs.
After a day of squatting as she helped a relative move house while wearing skinny jeans, the Adelaide woman’s feet went numb and she collapsed, unable to move. It was several hours before she was found and taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital.
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With her legs dangerously swollen, emergency doctors had to cut off her jeans. They found the damage to the muscles and nerves in her lower legs was so severe it took her four days on a drip to recover the full use of her legs and protect her kidneys from lasting damage.