Running and Swollen Fingers
My fingers swell up considerably when I’ve been running. It happens more often when I run 10 miles or more. Can you give me any idea as to why this happens?
It may be related to circulation or possible your hydration levels. With the latter situation,drinking too much water during longer runs can cause a reduction in sodium levels which can lead to a condition called hyponatraemia, one of the symptoms of which is swelling of the hands and fingers. I strongly would recommend that you consult your GP for further investigations.
Angela Benjamin MScMCSP SRP