Want to know how to get rid of a stuck ring on a swollen finger? This medical trick can save your finger and your wedding ring. Hand injuries are one of the most common injuries in the world. In normal day-to-day situations, breaking, spraining, cutting, or spraining a finger is frustrating. (I know, I tend to get my hands dirty every week…and I have the scars to prove it!) But when it comes to survival, the condition of your hands and feet can be the deciding factor between success and failure.
And if you wear a wedding ring, things can go bad very quickly. When your finger is swollen, the ring cuts off blood circulation, and if you don’t remove the ring quickly, you could lose the finger. My friend Nick from prepcabin.com sent me this running video. This shows a very interesting and effective way to get rid of swollen toe ring. This emergency ring removal will surely surprise you.

Tightly wrap the elastic around the ring finger, bringing it close to the ring. Stretch material is good for compressing the swollen tissue. Leave it for some time to compress.

Step #2. Allow the loose end of the wire to pass under the ring.
Once the wire is close enough to the ring, use the tweezers to poke a hole underneath. It should be done nice and easy without hurting your fingers. Do this until the weak point is on the other side.

Step #3. Twist the wire back until it goes off with the ring.
To remove it, turn the wire in the opposite direction. This rotates the wire and ring until they move around the finger. It holds the soft tissue down and slowly removes the swollen ring finger.

From Nick:
“Sometimes it’s scary when a ring gets stuck on my finger. I live 20 minutes from the ER but I don’t want to be cut off.
The method I have used for years is to remove the ring with soap or another lubricant, but removing the ring can be very painful and can damage the finger tissue. If the swelling is too bad, it won’t work at all!
I found this video on Facebook and wanted to share it with you right now.”
It was so cool! Imagine how many people have had the same problem with their rings. One look at this short video will leave you in awe. So you don’t have to worry about how to cut the ring, and you can forget about soap, water or other ineffective hacks. All you need to do is find an elastic band and you’re all set.
Do you think this medical trick for removing a stuck ring is cool to learn? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This article was originally published in August 2013 and has been updated for quality and relevance.

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