My Wedding Ring Is Uncomfortable – What To Do

By Julie •  Updated: 11/05/21 •  3 min read

A wedding ring is a symbol of the man and woman’s commitment to each other. For many couples, it can be a symbol of the commitment to marriage and family. While there are some people who would choose not to wear a wedding ring, others would like to wear one. The ring may be worn as a sign of love and commitment or as a sign of faithfulness and devotion.

However, there are times when the ring can be uncomfortable. It may become uncomfortable because it is too tight or too loose, or because it is placed on a certain finger that is too hot or cold. In such cases, you need to seek professional help so that you can get your ring fixed in time for your special day.

There are several reasons why your wedding ring may become uncomfortable at times:

The ring is too tight

If the ring is too tight, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. It can also cause swelling and blistering in the finger that the ring is placed on. A wedding ring should be neither too tight nor too loose. It should fit comfortably on your finger. The correct size for your wedding ring is dependent on several factors such as finger size, age, lifestyle, and the overall health of your finger. If you are wearing a thin wedding band, you may need to consider getting a larger one or replacing it with a thicker one to avoid discomfort.

The ring is too loose

A wedding ring should not be so loose that it slides off your finger or falls off while you are sleeping or during activities such as swimming or running. It may also cause irritation and rubbing of skin around the base of your fingernail when it moves around on your finger during activity such as walking or jogging in the morning or evening due to friction between the band and nail bed, causing calluses to form around it (acneiform) which can lead to infection and chafing of skin around it when worn overnight (hyperkeratosis).

In case you are wearing a wedding ring that causes discomfort or pain to you, here are some tips that can help you get rid of such discomfort:

  1. Check if the ring is too tight or too loose by first putting it on one hand and then switching hands to check if it fits comfortably without causing pain or discomfort. If it does not fit comfortably without causing pain or discomfort, then consider getting a smaller size for your wedding ring to fit comfortably without causing pain or discomfort. If this does not work, consider getting an adjusted wedding band from a professional jeweler.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them well before putting on the ring. This will help remove any dirt that may be trapped under the ring which may cause irritation to your skin.

Wedding rings are worn for a reason and should be worn properly to avoid discomfort and make your wedding day special. If you are experiencing any discomfort when wearing your wedding ring, then it is important that you take care of it as soon as possible so that you can get your ring fixed in time for your special day.

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Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.