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Method 1 RICE and LUBE

• Limit further swelling by applying ice and elevating the extremity above the level of the heart.
• With substantial injuries, a digital or metacarpal block might be necessary to allow for the comfortable removal of the ring.
• Usually, lubrication with soap and water along with proximal traction on the skin beneath the ring is enough to help you twist the ring off the finger.