Ring Stuck On Finger? This Trick Could Save Your Finger And Your Ring
A ring stuck on a finger can drive you nuts, indeed, so here’s a tried-and-tested technique which can bail your finger out!
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Hand injuries are some of the most common medical concerns around the world. In normal, day-to-day situations, a broken finger, gash, cut, or strain on your hand can be frustrating.
In a survival situation, the condition of your hands and feet can spell the difference between life and death. And if you’re wearing a wedding ring, a ring stuck on a finger can make an injury go from bad to worse fast.
Have you ever wondered why a ring you easily put on your finger gives you so much trouble removing it? The reason is if the ring is too tight, it will cause your finger to swell slightly, thus making removing the ring difficult.
Check out this trick on removing a stuck ring with plastic wrap before the condition gets worse where you’ll have to do an emergency ring removal:
Editor’s Note: I want to thank Nick for sending this video. Getting a ring stuck is a big fear of mine and I hadn’t seen this trick done before.
As your finger swells, the ring cuts off circulation. So if you don’t get the ring off fast, you might lose a finger. This is why “ring stuck on finger” injuries are so severe, and you need to act fast to prevent further damage.
My buddy Nick from prepcabin.com sent me this video that he came across. It shows a very interesting and effective way to remove a ring from a swollen finger.
“A ring gets stuck on my finger every now and then and it’s pretty scary. I live about 20 minutes from an ER, but I also don’t want it cut off.
A trick I’ve used for years is soap or another lubricant to slip the ring off, but it can still be very painful to remove the ring and it can damage the tissues of your finger. And if swelling is too bad, it doesn’t work at all!
What is a lubricant? Made most often from organic matter, lubricants are used to reduce friction between two opposing surfaces, thus reducing the heat.
I came across this video on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you now.”
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How to Remove a Ring Off a Swollen Finger
While there are other methods for removing a stuck ring in your fingers, including the lubricant method and using dental floss, this one comes highly recommended. Turns out, it helps reduce the swelling and numbs down the pain so let’s get to it.
Step 1: Wrap Elastics Around Your Fingers
For this method of removing a stuck ring, you will need a piece of elastic and a pair of tweezers.
Start by wrapping the elastic tightly around the finger, starting at the tip and working your way up to the ring. This will compress the tissue to stop the swelling.
Step 2: Wrap Elastics Tightly
It’s important to wrap the elastic as tightly as possible. Once you reach the ring, use your tweezers to pull the elastic through.
Step 3: Unravel Elastic Wrap
Next, grab the end of the elastic and begin pulling it toward the tip of your finger. As you do, the elastic will begin to “spiral” down the finger, pulling the ring along with it.
Step 4: Pull Off the Ring
Finally, it will reach the tip of your finger and you can then easily pull it off.
Give a Sigh of Relief!
When given as a token of strong regard, a ring is a sentimental object which becomes a part of you. Sometimes, in an even freaky and literal kind of way, especially when it gets stuck in your finger!
Don’t wait till it’s too late or gives in to panic, but seek safe options like this emergency ring removal trick. Don’t end up with the last resort, but learn how to remove a ring from a swollen finger now!
Check out the string technique for ring removal in this video from Alfred Sacchetti:
A ring stuck in a finger is a serious medical issue, indeed. You should consider it as such, especially in survival scenarios, off-grid living, or when SHTF.
A seemingly minor injury can lead to serious ones and it means trouble, especially if professional medical attention is out of the question. On that note, take these nifty tips and add them to your survival skills.
Do you know any other tips or tricks like this to remove a stuck ring on the finger you think others should know about? Share your hacks in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 31, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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July 7, 2017 at 9:14 AM
Or………you can use dental floss or thread and accomplish the same thing at home, minus the $1000 Emergency Room bill.
July 7, 2017 at 10:58 AM
At home (or if it is a part of your prep gear) rub Preparation H on the joint just in front of the ring. It reduces the swelling and the ring will come off easily.
July 9, 2017 at 8:25 AM
Still won’t work if the joint got deformed due to arthritis.
August 2, 2018 at 12:20 PM
Actually, I’ve taken them off deformed fingers many times (arthritis, fracture and a crushing injury.) My background is EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and now nursing. I’ve used this exact technique for years and never had one I was not able to remove using this technique. Not saying it may not be uncomfortable for the patient, but it will take the ring off without cutting the ring or the finger. I’m sure there will be someone with extensive or grotesque trauma damage that will have experienced inability to remove the ring, but for everything I’ve come across, it has worked even when I wasn’t sure it would. The key is getting the elastic strap to compress the tissue. Physics does the rest.
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November 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM
Another wonderful technique. Thank you for continuing to share it!
Might I suggest changing,
“Check out this trick on removing a stuck ring with plastic wrap before the condition gets worse!”,
to the following,
“Check out this trick on removing a stuck ring with elastic before the condition gets worse!”.
November 15, 2018 at 10:50 PM
Where do you get that perfect elastic cord. Seriously I really want to know…thanks.
November 16, 2018 at 8:13 AM
Windex or similar works easily
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June 16, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Tip from OR Nurse is Windex
September 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM
This worked!! I’m 6 months pregnant and have tried everything to get my wedding band off my swollen finger. This technique truly worked, thank you!!