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Tight fitting pants caused a condition called compartment syndrome

In the News

Last month in the news it was reported that a woman was hospitalized for an unusual reason. She was unable to walk after spending a lot of time in the squatting position cleaning out cupboards while wearing skinny jeans. The tight fitting pants caused a condition called compartment syndrome. This condition caused so much swelling in her legs that her jeans had to be cut off. Thankfully, she recovered after four days in the hospital. It is hard to imagine that the clothing we choose to wear can have a significant influence in our bodily functions. Have you considered how your clothes are serving you?

 

Test your Clothes

My mom always told me to test the pants I was trying on with the squat test. Can you squat to the floor without undue restriction and compression? Do they allow for a comfortable sitting position? Do you have to sit back on your sacrum for comfort, or do they allow for a “neutral pelvic position?”

Super tight jeans make it difficult to sit upright on your sit bones (aka: ischial tuberosities) with a neutral pelvis. In order to fit into super tight jeans, the pelvis needs to tuck posteriorly while sitting. Over time, this posture habit can affect pelvic organ positioning and be a causative factor for pelvic floor dysfunction Other painful conditions that can result from this posture habit is low back pain. 

I am not suggesting that we go out and buy a wardrobe of sweatpants but consider the clothes that you are wearing and if they are serving your health and wellness. It is the little things we do over a long period of time that makes a significant change in our lives.

Categories: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), Posture
Post by Mary Falk PT on July 26, 2015

Skinny Jeans and Your Health

Tight fitting pants caused a condition called compartment syndrome

Leg alignment

In the News

Last month in the news it was reported that a woman was hospitalized for an unusual reason. She was unable to walk after spending a lot of time in the squatting position cleaning out cupboards while wearing skinny jeans. The tight fitting pants caused a condition called compartment syndrome. This condition caused so much swelling in her legs that her jeans had to be cut off. Thankfully, she recovered after four days in the hospital. It is hard to imagine that the clothing we choose to wear can have a significant influence in our bodily functions. Have you considered how your clothes are serving you?

 

Test your Clothes

My mom always told me to test the pants I was trying on with the squat test. Can you squat to the floor without undue restriction and compression? Do they allow for a comfortable sitting position? Do you have to sit back on your sacrum for comfort, or do they allow for a “neutral pelvic position?”

Super tight jeans make it difficult to sit upright on your sit bones (aka: ischial tuberosities) with a neutral pelvis. In order to fit into super tight jeans, the pelvis needs to tuck posteriorly while sitting. Over time, this posture habit can affect pelvic organ positioning and be a causative factor for pelvic floor dysfunction Other painful conditions that can result from this posture habit is low back pain. 

I am not suggesting that we go out and buy a wardrobe of sweatpants but consider the clothes that you are wearing and if they are serving your health and wellness. It is the little things we do over a long period of time that makes a significant change in our lives.

Categories: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), Posture

Post by Mary Falk PT on July 26, 2015

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Super tight jeans make it difficult to sit upright on your sit bones (aka: ischial tuberosities) with a neutral pelvis.

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