that happens a lot, no need to worry as long as within 20-30 minutes after your walk the tightness and swollen feeling in your fingers is gone. if not try drinking more water prior to your walks and throughout the day, also look at the hidden sodium that you may be taking in. that has a tendency to increase swelling as well.
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3/22/13 3:43 P
This happens to me also. I've been told that if I keep my arms up and pumping it won't happen and it does seem to help.
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2,299 3/22/13 3:38 P
My fingers swell up like sausages when I walk or run. It bothers me but I try not to think about it too much. I have *heard* it's nothing to worry about, and it sounds like it's pretty common. Hopefully that is true and we won't find out 10 years from now that our hands are losing circulation and will fall off. LOL
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3/22/13 8:05 A
No, not after/during exercise. Mine's the opposite, I go numb when I sit for too long or when I'm sleeping. Probably because I have low blood pressure (in the range of pro athletes and kids).
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3/22/13 6:27 A
I get that once in a while, especially on the bike, had some yesterday on the elliptical
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3/21/13 10:49 P
My hands swell when I walk. I can remember them doing that even when I was a kid. :)
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3/21/13 8:11 P
Walking doesn't do it to me, but running sometimes does. I looked it up online somewhere and it seems it's normal, nothing to worry about.
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748 3/21/13 5:36 P
My feet will swell a little bit. Then again, I tend to be on my fit for a good bit of the day (up and down, walking around, plus exercising).
3/21/13 3:29 P
This happens to me as well, whether it's walking or running. Every little while I give my arms a swing or stretch and roll my shoulders to loosen things up a little and it goes away. I've heard this from many people- I don't think it's anything to worry about.
Yep, it just seems to be that gravity/centrifugal force.
When you walk at work you're probably doing some work - lifting your arms and reaching for things, doing stuff, carrying things. You don't just swing your arms (almost uselessly) like we do when we walk for exercise.
It's not a worry.
Deb, in New Zealand
3/21/13 1:02 P
When I go for walks outside, my fingers/hands do swell and maybe tingle a little. My wedding ring gets pretty tight. Do you walk with your hands down to your sides or do you bend your arms at the elbow? When I walk outside I swing my hands at my sides like I do when I walk at work or anywhere else. When I walk on the treadmill, I bend my arms at the elbow and swing my arms that way. I think the swelling of the hands has to do w/ the way they are located far from the heart and are hanging down (gravity). I'm not concerned with it as my father also experiences swelling hands and so does my sister when walking w/ arms at their sides outdoors but not on the treadmill w/ bent arms.
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