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Why do my hands feels puffy and swollen after going for a walk?

Why do my hands feels puffy and swollen after going for a walk?

Puffy hands: Hand swelling during exercise is a fairly common problem. The cause isn't completely clear, but hand swelling appears to be a result of the way your body and blood vessels respond to the increased energy demands of your muscles during exercise. ...Read more

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My hands feel swollen and I'm sure something is coming out all of my cuticles?

My hands feel swollen and I'm sure something is coming out all of my cuticles?

Can't be certain: Can't be certain. Have you had your nails done? Sometimes these can be infections after nail are done. You need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Woke up & my hands swelled & I haven't left my house in 2 days Only my hands, feel swollen & I had to take my wedding ring off. What is it? No bites.

Woke up & my hands swelled & I haven't left my house in 2 days Only my hands, feel swollen & I had to take my wedding ring off. What is it? No bites.

Several causes: Swelling in your hands can occur for many reasons. Positioning of your arms overnight can cause a decrease in circulation, not allowing the blood to move as well. Salt or monosodium glutamate in food can cause fluid retention and swelling. Certain medications can cause swelling, such as anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. If the swelling does not improve in a day or 2, I suggest being seen. ...Read more

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Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist. They really hurt when I first wake up in morning. My pointer finger is the worse.?

Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist. They really hurt when I first wake up in morning. My pointer finger is the worse.?

See your doctor: If it persists, this should be evaluated as dr. Williams recommended. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, and bone and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my hands get swollen when I work out?

Is it normal that my hands get swollen when I work out?

Fairly common: Problem. Not 100% sure why it happens. Couple poss issues. During exercise increased core temp causes increase blood to distal vessels to help give off heat. Another poss. Exercise pushes blood to heart and lungs. Decreases blood to hands. May get rebound blood flow. None of issues major problem. ...Read more

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My hands have been swollen in the moorings for about a month. Why?

My hands have been swollen in the moorings for about a month. Why?

Could you: Be sleeping on them funny and cutting off the circulation? Sounds like it if the rest of the day they are fine. ...Read more

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Hi my husband is working and he is fencing using a star picket driver and his hands are extremely swollen he uses it 12 hrs a day why does this happen?

Hi my husband is working and he is fencing using a star picket driver and his hands are extremely swollen he uses it 12 hrs a day why does this happen?

Soft tissue damage: If he has recently started or increased his work he is probably causing overuse trauma. If it doesn't go away with time off he may have an injury that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Body temp rising from 37c to 38c from 6pm to 11:30pmfelt internally cold at 37c but now hot at 38c happens most nights highest at 38.8c, hands swollen?

Maybe physiologic: We need more data with swollen hands could be inflammatory. Would ask your physician to evaluate you nad decide if you ned to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why my hands & feets are swollen every morning?

Why my hands & feets are swollen every morning?

Unclear: If you are waking up with swollen hands and feet every am and this is something new for you then you should probably get evaluated for some underlying cause. Kidney disease or nephrotic syndrome could be a possible cause as well as congestive heart failure. But see your doctor to see if this is the issue. Could also be related to too much sodium or a hypernatremia effect or even an autoimmune dx. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

I wake up with swollen, burning, painful hands. Why?

Carpal Tunnel?: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause numbness, tingling, pain and burning in the fingers. Try using a wrist brace when you sleep, this keeps the wrist straight and takes the pressure off the nerve. If this does not improve I would see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I slept on my hand n it's swollen and can't move properly?

I slept on my hand n it's swollen and can't move properly?

Hand: It sounds like you compromised at least the nerves in the hand, more likely median but could be radial or ulnar depending on what weakness you have. Also possible you compromised the blood flow away from the hand causing swelling. ...Read more

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I get swollen, itchy, hot hands when I start working out. Why is this?

I get swollen, itchy, hot hands when I start working out. Why is this?

Hmmm: Are you lifting weights or touching something when this happens? Could be a simple contact dermatitis. Do you wear gloves? I need more information to be able to answer your question properly. ...Read more

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Why would my hand feel tingley and feel swollen when they really are not?

Why would my hand feel tingley and feel swollen when they really are not?

Get tested for CTS: Common complaint in patients who may have nerve compression. See a neurologist to get an emg/nct test done as you may have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). They will then refer you to a hnad surgeon for management. ...Read more

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Hand is spotted and swollen, could this be from a bug bite...Or something else?

Hand is spotted and swollen, could this be from a bug bite...Or something else?

Could be: Yes it could be or an allergic reaction or manifestation of an underlying disease. If this does not resolve, I would certainly advise medical consultation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, why after a long walk, my hands get stiff, dry, and slightly swollen.?

Does anyone know, why after a long walk, my hands get stiff, dry, and slightly swollen.?

Dependent position: While walking, if hands in dependent position, not moving, blood pools and fluid collects, might need ace wrap, esp after injury...so gets stiff, swollen and dry because wind dries off moisture by evaporation ...Read more

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4 days ago my hand was in the way of a car door being shut and it's still swollen and discolored. Is it possible it's broken?

Possible fracture: Yes, it is possible that the hand can be broken. X-rays would help determine that. If the x-rays are normal and the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, it is still possible that there is a fracture. More imaging (MRI or CT) would help at that point in time. ...Read more

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Hello, I went to Thailand in january 2016 and since then I hands problem. My hands feel hot swollen and sometimes I have pain induced by high temp, exercise or even after a hot shower. It interferes w my daily activities as I have limitation?

Hello, I went to Thailand in january 2016 and since then I hands problem. My hands feel hot swollen and sometimes I have pain induced by high temp, exercise or even after a hot shower. It interferes w my daily activities as I have limitation?

Seen any doctor: This is something you will need help from your doctor. You will need to provide more detailed history on your travel: sexual contact, insect bites, injury etc. Also did these symptoms occur upon returning home or while you were still in Thailand. ...Read more

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Hand swollen for no reason what could it be?

See PCP: Usually there is a reason. If no history of fall or trauma then consider inflammatory conditions. Insect bites can also start with swelling but are assciated with redness. See your pcp as catching things early leads to quicker control and recovery. In meanwhile rest, elevate hand and use nsaids. ...Read more

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Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Why are my hand and fingers swollen?

Many reasons: Many reasons, check this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hand swollen after hitting wall?

Be seen: We see a lot of patients with that history that sustain a fracture of the 5th metacarpal otherwise known as a boxers fracture. You would be wise to be seen and have this ruled out. ...Read more