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Wearing skinny jeans can hurt more than your self esteem!  And they pose more risks than just muffin tops and crack shots.

Australian doctors are warning women not to squat while wearing skinny jeans after a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized after squatting while wearing skinny jeans.

The woman, who was not identified, suffered muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockage in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing her skinny denim.

“We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles,” said Dr. Thomas Kimber of Australia’s Royal Adelaide Hospital.

I’m surprised too.  I can’t squat when I’m wearing skinny jeans.

The patient was helping a friend move, squatting for extend periods of time to empty cupboards.  She stated her pants felt increasingly tight and her feet began to numb as she walked home.

She eventually fell from her skinny jean-related injury and was unable to get up for several hours.

When she got to the hospital, she had to have her jeans cut off.  She spent four days recovering in the hospital.