The patient was a 35-year-old woman who had fallen while walking through the park. She was brought to the neurology unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, in Australia.
Dr Thomas Kimber (who works at the neurology unit) explains, "When she went for a walk, she noticed she was tripping; her feet became increasingly weak to the point where she fell in a park.” He continues, “By this time, it was dark and quite late at night, and she was unable to stand up again, and really was there for some time before she could crawl to the side of the road, hail a cab and bring herself to the Royal Adelaide Hospital."
It turns out that she had been helping a friend move the day before; and she had been squatting in skinny jeans. Kimber adds, "As a result of this prolonged squatting, she had really cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles, they had become massively swollen, and as a result of that, she had suffered compression to two of the major nerves in her lower leg and had developed this leg weakness as a result.”
Furthermore, Kimber says, "I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," noting that if tight pants had more elasticity would be less dangerous because they would not squeeze nerves and muscles. He does not necessarily say that skinny jeans are the problem, just that maybe they should be constructed differently.