(Closed) It’s been weeks and my ring won’t fit

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1393 posts
Bumble bee

I would give it more time before you get it resized….and maybe get a stand-in for now? I jammed my ring finger on my right hand a few years ago and it took about 3 months before it was completely back to normal size-wise. It never completely fixed itself because my finger now curves weirdly but I’m the only one that can notice that. I would wait until you have full mobility back. If your finger is still stiff, that means there’s still inflamation in there….which means your finger is still bigger than normal.

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I jammed my thumb when I was in the 5th grade while playing basketball. Ever since then that thumb is a different size than my other thumb, mostly just the knuckle size but it is a full size bigger atleast. Sorry just my personal experience. Hope yours goes better, good luck 🙂

Post # 5
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Would it fit on your right hand?  If so, would you consider wearing it on your right hand till your ring finger goes back to normal size?  If not, I like the pp’s idea of a “stand in” ring. 

Post # 6
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with artichokey that since it’s still sore, there is still some inflammation and you need to wait it out.  Try it on your right hand for now.

Post # 7
1555 posts
Bumble bee

Could you wear it on a necklace maybe, so at least you have it on and you don’t have to worry about it slipping off your other hand? That way you can explain to people who ask what happened, but you get to still wear it? I have the problem where my knuckes on my right hand are bigger, so a ring that fits on my left hand wouldn’t fit comfortably on my right. Hence the necklace idea.

I’ve jammed more fingers than I can count (some more than once) and all mine have healed well. It took a few weeks to get back to normal, so I think you will be OK.

Post # 9
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

have you tried buddy taping it?  (taping your ring finger to either your pinky or middle finger to protect it and help it heal).  it seems like it has been quite a long time so no idea if it is worthwhile now, but i had a slightly broken finger that healed well after taping.

Post # 10
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would recommend that you massage your finger every day to get some of the swelling out. Start from the tip of your finger and rub down over the sides and over the top of your knuckle. Then rub across your knuckle. I would use some lotion to make the massaging easier. Then to stretch it out, bend your finger then use your other hand to lightly press your finger closer to your palm. It will probably hurt at first, but should get better the more you do it. 

Hope this helps!

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