relieving swollen hands

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  1. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    My hands seem to swell up when its hot and ive been out for a few hours. How do i relieve the swelling?
     
  2. tropicana

    tropicana Well-Known Member

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    i got this alot in winter when i ahd been mucking the horses out and my hands got hot, they seriously swole up that bad i thought they would pop! all i could do was hold them up near my chest when sat down and wiggle my fingers around and they slowley went down, just look silly doing it lol
     
  3. wishes

    wishes Mummy of two :)

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    Midwife says to rest them above heart level is all you can really do... ice helps a bit too i found. :hugs:
     
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    classyburd Mummy to Archie

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    So does that mean if i do a headstand for abit, then my feet will go down also???
     
  5. BabeeAngel

    BabeeAngel Mummy to Aubrey & Isabel

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    I was told to cut out salt from my diet to help reduce swelling, and drink lots of water :D
     
  6. wishes

    wishes Mummy of two :)

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    most definately yes... but it only works for feet if you take a picture for us too though!! :rofl:
     
  7. classyburd

    classyburd Mummy to Archie

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    Hahaha, i could prob do it, but im sure i'd pass out lol
     
  8. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    Exercise:
    Bending ur wrist, back towards ur arm till it streches ur arm muscles, hold for a second and repeat. Its the exercise we're taught at aquanatal for releaving swelling

    Also, keeping ur hands above ur heart.
     
  9. classyburd

    classyburd Mummy to Archie

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    Oh i also wouldnt want to dis-engage baby by doing a headstand lol
     
  10. MamaK

    MamaK Mama to Miles

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    I find putting them under really cold running water is a quick fix :)

    xxx
     
  11. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    I'm thinking if foot massages works for feet then maybe some moisturiser and a hand massage may work for the hands? some logic in there somewhere! xx
     

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