When I first started walking/running, my fingers would swell, especially in the heat. I would get home from my walk and hold my arms above my head for awhile. Make sure you're not clenching your hands during activity. Most will recommend holding them loosely cupped. I found that made a difference. Also, if you're walking, continue to hold them at a ninety degree angle to the ground, like you do when you run. This allows gravity to help with circulation, as opposed to letting them dangle straight down. Sometimes, swelling in the legs/feet can be normal with a lot of running, too. That's one of the reasons some people use compression socks. And, of course, if it's significant or doesn't subside, see your doctor as stated below!
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