Getting a ring stuck on your finger is not an unheard of occurrence, in fact, it is something that should be taken into account, especially when wearing a ring has become part and parcel of your daily life. Rings can get stuck on a finger for multiple reasons: allergic reactions, pregnancies, arthritis in joints, fluid retention, injuries, or even warm weather can cause additional swelling. Not removing a ring when swelling occurs can result in numbness, restriction of blood circulation, loss of blood flow, and potential tendon damage. Take a deep breath. Thankfully, there are ways to safely remove your ring should this occur, so there’s definitely no need to panic!
Should your swelling come from finger fractures or a finger injury, we would recommend skipping these techniques entirely and head straight to professionals for emergency care to have your injury assessed! Having your ring removed properly and carefully without further damaging your swollen finger or causing permanent damage to your injured finger is of utmost importance!