When I tried wearing the ring I bought a long time ago for the first time in a while, my finger had become so thick that I couldn't take it off! Have you ever had this experience?
This can happen to anyone, so be sure to learn how to deal with it so you don't panic when your ring won't come out.
What to do if the ring won't come out?
- Make your ring slippery with soapy water
- Apply soapy water or oil, then thread the thread between the ring and finger
- Cut the ring
Although there is no immediate effect, there is a method to lower blood flow by raising your arm for a long time.
If you are mentally calm and have no pain or congestion due to the ring not coming off, it will be more effective to try the above method after lowering the blood flow in your arm.
Make your ring slippery with soapy water
A common method is to use soapy water to improve slippage.
You can also use hand cream or oil (high viscosity such as sesame oil) as a substitute.
If you try to pull it out in one go, the soapy water won't work properly, so first twist the ring from side to side to get the soapy water to penetrate between your finger and the ring until it's fully absorbed, then twist it gently to remove it.
If your finger joints have become so thick that you can't pull them out, in most cases you can pull them out using soapy water.
First, stay calm and try soapy water.
Apply soapy water or oil, then thread the thread between the ring and finger
If you can't get it out even with soapy water, the last resort you can do on your own is to use thread.
- Pass as thick a thread as possible between the ring and finger (never force it)
- Wind it in a narrow width from the base of the joint to the fingertip.
- Wind it past the thick part of finger's joint to the thin part.
- Once wrapped, pull the thread from the base of your finger and pull it out.
It is effective to soak the thread in soapy water or oil.
If the ring does not come out even after pulling it firmly toward you, slowly turn the ring in time with the rotation of the thread and pull it out.
This method can be used even if the thread cannot be pulled out completely if the thread can be threaded through.
Cut the ring
The last resort is to cut off the ring.
If you are unable to remove it using the methods introduced above, or if you experience severe pain or congestion, contact the fire department and have them cut it with a ring cutter.
Cutting the ring is an emergency measure, but when all else fails, cutting is the only option.
There are very few stores that always have ring cutters on hand, so jewelry shops are unlikely to be able to handle this.
A shop with a workshop may have a ring cutter, but I don't think they have one normally.
Most cases where the ring won't come off can be dealt with with soapy water, so it's unlikely that the situation will develop to the point where you have to cut the ring, but if it really doesn't come off and it's painful, you should call the fire department. Don't think about it and contact them right away.
As humans go through the day, our bodies swell to some extent due to blood flow.
It's quite possible that the ring is temporarily stuck due to swelling, so if you don't have any strong pain, try calmly raising your arm above your heart and see if it helps with swelling.
You may be panicking and thinking, "I can't get my ring out!"
If it doesn't hurt, just grasping or opening your hand or moving your fingers will make it easier to come out, so don't panic.