Are Silicone Rings Good for Arthritis?
There are some people who think about their extremities more often than the rest of us, and a good example is anyone who deals with arthritis symptoms. Whether due to aging or any other underlying cause, arthritis is a condition that most commonly impacts the hands, fingers and other extremities, and those who deal with it may have a number of areas that are different - including the kinds of rings they wear.
At Enso Rings, we're proud to offer a huge range of silicone rings, from promise rings and engagement rings to fashion rings and even kid-themed rings like our Disney or Star Wars collection. Our rings come with a number of different benefits, including some on the physical side - here are some basics on why silicone rings are often ideal for those with arthritis.
How Arthritis Impacts the Hands
As we noted above, the hands are one of the most common and most visible places for arthritis symptoms, and these can range from a general discomfort to outright pain when gripping, twisting or otherwise using the hands. Some common signs of arthritis in the hands are swelling, stiffness and even deformity as the joints become affected over time.
These deformities often show up in the form of knobs or bumps in the finger joints, and this can make it difficult or even painful to wear many traditional metal rings. Especially when combined with swelling, these rings can feel too tight or could even become completely stuck on the finger, which can be a very serious problem.
Luckily, silicone rings offer several qualities that often make them ideal for those who deal with arthritis in the hands. Our next several sections will go over these.
The number one quality that makes silicone rings ideal for those with arthritis is their overall flexibility. Unlike metal rings, which are designed to stay a certain diameter at all times, silicone rings can be squeezed and stretched as needed - allowing them to fit snugly even when the finger swells or contracts due to the arthritis.
This is especially important for those who may have larger than average knobs or bumps in their finger joints, as the silicone rings will still fit snugly over them - unlike a metal ring, which can often be too small. Furthermore, these same flexibility benefits also make it easier to get the ring on and off in order to give the hand some much-needed rest when needed.
In addition to the flexibility benefits noted above, silicone rings are also much lighter than their metal counterparts. This can be even more of a benefit to those with arthritis in the hands, as any extra weight can sometimes cause additional pain or discomfort.
Silicone rings typically weigh between 3-5 grams, which is substantially less than many metal rings. Furthermore, our rings are also made with a built-in air cushion that helps reduce the weight even further.
For some people with arthritis in the hands, a key approach to remedying symptoms is limiting the weight and pressure that is put on the hands and fingers. Silicone rings offer a great way to do this, as not only are they substantially lighter than metal rings, but they also remove much of the pressure associated with wearing a metal ring due to their flexibility.
Will Break Off if Needed
Unlike traditional metal rings, which are incredibly hard and difficult to break, silicone rings are designed to break off if necessary. This can be a great benefit to those with arthritis, as it means that you can have the peace of mind knowing that no matter how swollen or knobby your finger might get from time to time, you will still be able to remove the ring in an emergency if need be.
For instance, someone with severe arthritis symptoms that have led to a finger joint becoming swollen might find it incredibly difficult to remove a traditional metal ring - but with a silicone band, they can remain confident knowing that the ring will break off if need be.
Some people who deal with arthritis also have sensitive skin, which can make wearing metal rings uncomfortable or even painful. Thankfully, silicone rings are hypoallergenic and naturally reduce the amount of irritation associated with wearing a ring on sensitive skin.
In addition to being hypoallergenic, these material also provide grip - so those who may experience sweaty palms or hands due to their arthritis symptoms can still have a secure grip on their rings.
What to Look for in a Silicone Ring
If you're someone who manages arthritis in your hands and are looking for the best silicone ring, there are a few key things to look out for.
First, make sure that the ring is made of 100% medical grade silicone - as this ensures that it will be truly hypoallergenic and free from any toxins or other chemicals. You'll also want to double check that the air cushion included with the ring is solid and secure, as this will help reduce the weight of the ring even further. Finally, make sure you find a size that fits your finger perfectly - as this will ensure that it is comfortable to wear and won't come off without need.
Overall, silicone rings are an incredibly beneficial option for those who manage arthritis in their hands - offering better flexibility, lighter weight and hypoallergenic properties that make them more comfortable to wear than traditional metal rings. With the right ring on your finger, you can be sure of having a secure and comfortable fit that won't cause any extra pain or discomfort due to arthritis.
For more on this, or to learn about any of our silicone ring products or services, speak to our team at Enso Rings today.