There are occasions when a ring needs to be removed with some urgency. Our bodies change over the years causing arthritis of joints which can swell and/or swelling of the tissue under the ring.
When you can’t simply slide your ring off, try one of these techniques:
- A squirt of Windex–yes Windex—on the finger and ring.
- Any lubricant such as soap or oils.
- Elevate overhead for 5-7 minutes with ice around the ring and finger, PLUS #2.
- Compress the swollen tissue with thread or dental floss.
– Slip thread or floss under the ring with the bulk of it toward the fingertip.
– Beginning at the ring, snuggly wrap the finger with the thread/floss around and around compressing the tissue—go up and over the joint.
– With the end that was under the ring, begin to unwrap the thread or floss with the ring sliding over the joint
- If all else fails, cut the ring off with a ring cutter found in jewelry stores, fire departments and Emergency Rooms.