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Hand Swelling

Question:My fingers are swollen. What do I do about it? It swelled about 4 weeks after my stroke. I've had x-rays and they said there was nothing to see.

Answer: Some things to try would include elevating the hand above the heart when sleeping and sitting, massage therapy or see a lymphedema therapist, kinesiotaping to reduce swelling, a compression glove, a compression glove with a chip bag inserted, and exercising the hand (muscle contractions may help pump out fluid). Your best bet would probably be to see someone trained in lymphedema therapy, and they can show you how to wrap your hand or what techniques to use to control the swelling.

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