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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hands swelling up :(

So Ive been out spraying the old deck off this morning with the pressure sprayer and this ALWAYS happens. My hands get a bit numb and they swell a wee bit, its not like they are crippled its just aggravating as when i pick upt he guitar now my playing is quite tense etc. This happens whenever i use power tools or the weedeater pretty much anythign with lots of vibration. Is their anything i can do to take the swelling down quickly? And what can i do to prevent it in the future. Ive used gloves before but they didnt seem to help. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 11:33 AM
 
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Re: Hands swelling up :(

Sounds like a circulation problem. I'm no doctor, but my girlfriend has similar problems at times, especially in the winter. The best thing to try IMHO would be to immerse your hands in very warm/hot water and then cold water. Repeat it a couple of times.

Let us know how you get on
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Re: Hands swelling up :(

Lay off the booze

Sounds like the vibration is messing with your joints. Why not try some foam padding where you hold the item?
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Re: Hands swelling up :(

Sounds like HAVS to me (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome)

This is a circulation problem caused by prolonged use of power, pneumatic tools. Do you're fingers go white? It causes a lack of sensation, numbness and can be quite painful.

Go and see a doctor !!!! and limit the amount of time you spend using vibrating tools (no rude comments please !!!)
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Re: Hands swelling up :(

+1 Gloves! I was using a leaf blower last week and I would have killed for a pair then
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Go and see a doctor !!!! and limit the amount of time you spend using vibrating tools (no rude comments please !!!)
Hey! How do you think I feel? I just admitted my girlfriend has this problem! lol
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Re: Hands swelling up :(

Try heavier duty "anti-vibration" gloves.How long was you using it for?Vibration from power tools can cause a condition called "vibration white finger" (vwf for short).Don't know if that would make your whole hand swell though,but it does sound like circulation problems IMO.May be worth just consulting a doc or something rather than risk long term damage.
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Ok, but I don't think she'll look very sexy wearing big gloves.
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"vibration white finger" (vwf for short).
How bout changing that to "vibration white hand" (vwh for short)

Wow...that was really bad!
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Ok, but I don't think she'll look very sexy wearing big gloves.
LMAO

Depends what gets ya going i suppose
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How bout changing that to "vibration white hand" (vwh for short)

Wow...that was really bad!
NO!!!!!!!!!! Coz i wouldn't be able to play my vwh with big gloves

(although this may give me an excuse for playing so badly )
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Sounds like HAVS to me (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome)
Same thing as vwf apparently,never heard it called that before!!
I've learnt something new today

Seriously though,i would get it checked especially if its happening during short term use.Better safe than sorry.
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Wow.. You men are just so.....

I don't even know.
Funny?
Yeah.
I'll go with that word.
FUNNY.


hahaha
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Lay off the booze
Obvious answer coming from you .

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Obvious answer coming from you .

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