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walking.

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hi cindy!

i'm wondering if you could explain why my hands start to swell up after i've been walking for some 5-10 mins. to me it makes no sense as walking is supposed to improve circulation, not leave stuff pooling in my hands...

thanks!

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Do you walk on your hands, Vikk?
(sorry couldn't help myself )
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humph! :bleh:


:lmao4:

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Do you carry anything while you're walking?

Be intersting to hear the answer - never heard of that before

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no, i don't carry anything. i swing my arms quite freely but i don't do the power walking elbows up as it looks so daft...

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Take your pick, which one should I get you? :mrgreen:

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one that i could hook up to a trailer to tow the kids with! :lol:

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Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to this, pilvikki. As I explained to MWB, the changing over of schedules and the sensory overload that seems to be a part of any new job orientation has got me so wiped out that I've not logged in here over the past few days.

Anyway, the hand swelling that you're talking about isn't as unusual as you might think. Lots of people seem to have a problem with this, and I'm not certain that the experts definitely agree on the causes for this. However, here are a few that I've heard which make sense to me:

Walking with your hands constantly below the level of your heart can make it a whole lot more difficult for the circulatory system to return your blood flow back from your hands, especially since the arm muscles are much smaller and less in use than the leg muscles when walking. This, more likely than anything, is what leads to the puffiness and bloated look of your hands after a walk. The medical term for this condition would be called "dependent edema."

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thank you! so it's nothing to get my knickers in a knot about... :dancer2:

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Looks like you'll have to change your hand postion then Vikki

never thought of that - it's very interesting

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Just walk like this.

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sure, if only i looked like that.... :bleh:

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Well - arms overhead does do wonders for any saggy bits. Although it is difficult to type that way. :lmao4:

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yeah, ok, but them my hands go all tingly and numb...

can't win, huh?

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given your carpal tunnel issues, reduced circulation makes sense.

daft or not, git 'em pumping!

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but that activates my tendonitis....

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well, you're not supposed to be pumping them back and forth as if you're rowing up the volga - just keep them at 90 degrees with shoulders down and open and elbows tucked into your body and gently swinging in time with your walking. that would keep everything in a neutral position which shouldn't trigger any tendonitis at all.

and take an anti-inflammatory 20 minutes to a half-hour before you go.

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it looks funny... and i don't get along with anti-inflamatories...

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