/ Walk the Walk / Blog / Training for your breast cancer charity walk - swollen fingers

Training for your breast cancer charity walk - swollen fingers

Training for your charity marathon may cause swollen fingers but we have lots of hints and tips to help you Walk the Walk!

“My fingers swell up like balloons after several miles – help!”

The science: This is one of the most common issues that we get asked about and 99% of the time it is to do with how you walk.

Most people Power Walk in the same way that they walk normally – hands by their sides. After a while, this will cause the blood to start pooling in your fingers, if you walk like this for several hours it will soon become a painful experience.

Answer: keep your hands up and use them to propel yourself along. Not only will this prevent the swelling but it will also help you move faster. Would you run without using your arms? In addition, make sure your hands are jewellery free – or wear as minimal jewellery as possible.

Top tip: empty your full bottle of water into 2 smaller ones. By ensuring that your hands have something to “focus” on it will constantly remind you to keep your arms up!

And remember, whilst Walk the Walk has lots of experience in helping Walkers cross the Finish Line… we are not Doctors! Make sure you speak with a professional if you have a condition that you are worried about!

We hope that this has helped point you in the right direction! If you need any more help or have any questions email or call us on 01483 741430… and we will do our best to help! Or get hints, tips, and advice from other Walkers over on The MoonWalkers Hub

But remember… listen to your body and take care of yourself!

Boogie on down and join Walk the Walk for our Disco Inferno-themed MoonWalk London 2019 Experience... this is one night not to be missed... or roll up, roll up and take centre stage as The MoonWalk Scotland 2019 Circus comes to town! 

Know someone who wants to get involved and help out on the night? Ask them to join our Volunteers team!


Get involved

Here's just a few ways of supporting us!