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5/21/13 10:40 P

It has happened to me all my life-- even when I was in junior high and used to go on walks with my mom. :)

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5/21/13 10:22 P

This doesn't happen to me, but it has happened to my mom near the end of her walks. It doesn't seem to happen as much anymore now that she's walking almost everyday, but she elevates her hands and it seems to help reduce the swelling.

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5/21/13 1:26 P

I would probably call the doctor just to make sure there isn't anything in my history to cause an issue.

I used to get this sometimes during cardio too. I found that, sometimes, moving my hands and arms into different positions, especially elevating them, helped to keep things flowing better.

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5/21/13 1:17 P

Thanks for the support and comments

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5/21/13 12:50 P

Just read your link from the Mayo Clinic. Thank you for sharing! xo

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5/21/13 12:47 P

This happened to me when I first started working out, too! I remember walking/hiking with my friend and commenting that my fingers looked like sausages after exercising! After I continued with my work-outs for awhile, it stopped happening, so it's no longer an issue for me. (I'm not sure what caused it, maybe poor circulation, but I imagine you have some sort of an idea after reading up on the subject.) I'm not a doctor, but based on my experience, I wouldn't worry too much especially if you read that it's not a big deal. I imagine that it will go away if you keep up with your exercising. But if you're still concerned, just ask your PCP the next time you see him/her. Best of luck to you!

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5/21/13 11:37 A

Does anyone else experience finger, hand and wrist swelling when they work out? I read an article on the mayo clinic website that said it shouldn't be a major concern... but it is such an odd thing to experience and today they were especially bad. It does go away as the day goes on. Its not painful but its disconcerting. I don't want to call the PCP and sound like a fool. Reynauds runs in the family, but I don't think this has anything to do with that and I have never experienced the symptoms for Reynaud's. Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions. www.mayoclinic.com/health/hand-swelling/AN
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