How to Remove a Stuck Ring

- Feb 03, 2018-

Elevation Method

Elevate the arm. If you still can't remove the ring, try elevating the arm above shoulder level for a few minutes.

Cold Water Method

Dip the hand in cool water. Have you noticed that your rings fit more loosely on cool days than hot ones? Place the hand in cool, but not ice cold, water and leave it there for a few minutes. It need not be painful to leave your hand in the water.

Dental Floss Method

Slip one end of the dental floss under the ring. If necessary use a needle to get the dental floss under the ring.

Wrap the dental floss around your finger, up to your knuckle. Wind snuggly, but not so tightly that you cause pain or turn the finger blue. Unwind it if it's too tight.

Unwind the dental floss, beginning at the bottom of the finger. As you unwind the dental floss from the bottom, your ring will move up your finger until you can get it off.

  • If the ring only goes partially off: Repeat the two previous steps from the rings current position.

After You Get the Ring Off

Clean the area where the ring was and tend to any other injuries. Don't put the ring back on until it has been re sized or the swelling has gone down.


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