Weird Swelling of the hands

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  1. brianugly

    brianugly Senior Member

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    This is a dumb question, so its fits perfectly in the backstage.

    I recently bought a pretty nice leaf blower to clear grass clippings off of my driveway, sidewalks, and porch. It works pretty well; and it only takes around 15 min or so to clear all the grass and other random stuff off of said places.

    Here is the problem, after using the blower for only about 15 min, and switching off hands every once in a while, when I am done, my hands swell up pretty badly. I can't even pull the ring off my finger, as my fingers look like Ball Park Franks, and my palms increase in size too. I tried wearing some gloves when using the blower, but it only helped a little.

    Does anyone know why my hands swell when I use the damn blower? Am I allergic to it or something. I can't figure it out, and my Google search brought me crap.

    Thanks for anyone who might have had a similar experience and might know how to help me.
     
  2. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Member

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    Maybe the vibration is making blood flow to your hands? Only thing I could think of other than an allergy.
     
  3. SlapChop

    SlapChop Senior Member

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    I'm going to lean heavily on the vibration pulling the blood to your hands as well. Funny feeling, isn't it?
     
  4. KSG_Standard

    KSG_Standard Senior Member

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    I have the same problem...that's why I get my wife to use the machine while I supervise....Problem solved.
     
  5. brianugly

    brianugly Senior Member

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    Sounds like that's what I'm going to resort to...:)
     
  6. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    Use gloves with 'gel' inserts in the palms.
     
  7. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    I'd let my doctor decide that....
     
  8. brianugly

    brianugly Senior Member

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    I'll have to look into getting some. Its strange how it happens with the leaf blower, but not the weed trimmer.
     
  9. dennistruckdriver

    dennistruckdriver V.I.P. Member

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    Different frequencies of vibrations. I know.....
     
  10. Drudeboy

    Drudeboy V.I.P. Member

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    I also have an allergy to gardening, especially when the football is on tv.


    Long term exposure to heavy vibration causes 'white finger' a common condition in ex coal miners, before Thatcher decided to crush them and import coal from over seas, where the miners worked in conditions akin to slavery...sorry I digress...

    Vibration white finger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  11. Nicky

    Nicky On The Road Less Traveled Premium Member

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    My hands certainly tingle when using gas powered hand tools, but no swelling noted. Wish I knew.

    Are you sure you're just not over-wanking?
     
  12. Louie

    Louie Senior Member

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    Several other possible applications of this strange problem come to mind.

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