As the popularity of silicone wedding rings grows, more people in many professions recognize how helpful it is to leave traditional metal wedding bands behind. One group that benefits immensely from the switch from metal to silicone is athletes. Whether you’re a student athlete, an amateur, a famous professional, or a coach, an Enso ring will be more convenient, comfortable, and safe for you.
Honey, I Lost My Ring
It’s happened to many of us. You take off your ring to put in your gym bag or locker, but after practice, it’s nowhere to be found. Your spouse may be quick to forgive your error, but you still have to replace it and worry about the same thing happening again. If you choose a silicone ring instead, you easily eliminate this problem because you can wear it during a workout, practice, or scrimmage. Silicone is a much more comfortable material than metal, so many athletes don’t feel the need to take off a silicone ring before activities. It doesn’t feel awkward or get in the way of your performance, and you don’t have to fear accidentally hitting someone with it if you play a contact sport. Without a reason to take it off, there’s no reason to lose it either.
It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses a Finger
The number one reason athletes choose to switch from metal to silicone for wedding rings is safety. Too many people don’t take the time to think about the hazards associated with metal wedding rings until they or someone they know have a painful accident. Metal rings can get caught on surfaces with protrusions or defined edges. This includes athletic equipment like golf clubs, tennis racquets, and weight machines, but most people are unknowingly surrounded by potentially dangerous surfaces like countertops and desks for most of the day. Ring avulsion, an injury where the ring gets caught on a surface and is pulled on rapidly and forcefully, is more common than you might think, and it often results in various levels of degloving, which is when the ring damages tissue on the finger as it is pulled. Degloving can include damage to the skin, tendons, muscle, and even bone of the ring finger. In extreme cases, the finger must be removed completely.
Enso silicone rings eliminate the risk of ring avulsion in multiple ways. If your ring fits well, it should be snug enough that it won’t get caught on anything. However, they are also designed in such a way that if a ring does come under an unusually high amount of pressure and force, it will break and free the finger. Instead of having to rush to an emergency room for surgery on your finger, you will likely only have some bruising or abrasions that can easily and quickly recover at home. Though you may not think about it often, as an athlete, your fingers are probably very important to your performance and you need to protect them from unexpected injuries like ring avulsion.
Safe, Comfortable, Affordable
Silicone rings are the smartest wedding ring choice for any serious athlete. They protect you and your teammates from injuries on a range of severities, you’re much less likely to lose them, and they’re much less expensive than traditional metal rings. They’re affordable to replace or even keep more than one on hand.