Help! Ring hurts, but it's not too tight. WTH?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Is it possible you are allergic to the metal? Sometimes allergic reactions can produce an achy feeling.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Your ring is so pretty! I think the ache is normal. My finger ached a bit/ felt bruised when I first started wearing mine and even now since I don’t wear mine at work during the week it aches a bit when I first put it back on.

Post # 5
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Beautiful ring!

Not sure about your finger hurting… maybe take it off for a little while and see if it gets better?

Post # 6
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Congratulations!! Your ring is beautiful! 
You will get used to it! I had never ever wore a ring on that finger either. My ring felt soo awkward for a few weeks after I got engaged, it made me uncomfortable, I kept wanting to take it off. But after a while I feel perfectly fine wearing it, and I feel naked without it. Be patient 🙂

Post # 7
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Jazzylove:  Your band looks pretty thick and that may be irritating your finger.  It may or may not go away with time.  You may want to consider resetting your stone in a thinner band but I would buy a cheap thin band to wear for a few days to make sure before purchasing.

Post # 8
7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is it white gold? Nickel allergy would be my first guess…


Post # 11
8739 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It is pretty tall.. are your other fingers bumping it and pressing it into your finger? I immediately thought of a metal allergy as well, but swelling and irritation ususally accompany a metal allergy.

Post # 12
2234 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@Jazzylove:  You can be allergic to palladium.

But my guess is that you’re just more aware of your finger now!  Example: start thinking about your tongue.  You probably didn’t notice or care before, but now you’re thinking, wow, my whole mouth is filled with tongue.  It’s a weird feeling.

Maybe that’s what’s happening now- you’re just more aware than yes, you do have a left ring finger.

Post # 14
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Jazzylove:  it is unlikely that you are allergic to palladium it is supposed to be hypoallergenic. My ring is definitely not too tight and my finger looks exactly the same from the side when my fingers are out straight, it’s just the muscle/tendon. For me the bulge goes away for the most part when I curl my fingers. Do you still have a bulge when you curl your fingers?

Post # 15
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Apple_Blossom:  That’s exactly what I thought of too! 

@Jazzylove:  First of all, congratulations! I love your ring, it’s beautiful. Do you think it’s possible you’re so aware of your left ring finger now and maybe subconsciously afraid you’ll lose the ring that you’re holding your finger kind of stiff all day? 

Not long ago, I had a very mild case od tendonitis in my right wrist and my doctor prescribed some elastic bandages and giving my right wrist a little rest for a few days. I’m right handed and had to think extra hard not to use my right hand too much so I guess I became so aware of it I never relaxed it and as a result it became really sore and stiff! Maybe that’s what’s happening to your ring finger. 

I thought about allergies too but I think palladium is hypoallergenic so I doubt it’s that! 

Post # 16
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Jazzylove:  I think you will just need to get used to it. My rings arent too tight but they do leave an indention. I dont notice them hurting but I can see the mark they leave on my finger long after I remove them.

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