Can you use Voltaren on your back?
? If you injure your back in this way, the soft tissues become inflamed. This inflammation causes pain, and you might get muscle spasms. ? This explains why anti-inflammatory medicines such as diclofenac, the active ingredient in Voltaren, can be effective at reducing back pain.
Why does it say not to use Voltaren on your back?
Voltaren gel is approved for use on arm and leg joints only. It has not been studied for use in the hips or spine. You should not use Voltaren gel to treat muscle pain in other areas of the body, such as the lower back.
Can I rub diclofenac on my back?
Diclofenac gel is a safe and effective option for treating joint pain, especially in cases of arthritis. It can also be used to treat acute neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, and sprains and strains.
Why can’t Voltaren be used on shoulders?
Why can’t I use Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel for shoulders, hips, etc.? Voltaren has not been studied for the relief of arthritis pain in the shoulders, hips, and back.
Where should you not use Voltaren Gel?
Do not use cosmetics, sunscreen, lotions, insect repellant, or other medicated skin products on the same area you treat with Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel. Avoid exposing treated skin to heat, sunlight, or tanning beds. Avoid getting Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel near your eyes, nose, or mouth.
What happens if you use too much Voltaren Gel?
Symptoms of overdose/swallowing may include: severe stomach pain, change in the amount of urine, slow/shallow breathing. Do not share this medication with others.
Can I rub Voltaren on my neck?
Voltaren Emulgel helps with the relief of localized traumatic inflammation and pain such as neck pain.
What is best treatment for arthritis in lower back?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids (pills or injections) to reduce pain and swelling. Other medications targeting specific symptoms or triggers of inflammatory arthritis. Physical therapy to improve back muscle strength and range of motion in the spine.
Can Voltaren Gel be used on shoulders?
Voltaren Emulgel helps with the relief of localized traumatic inflammation and pain such as shoulder pain. Shoulders are particularly prone to injury, sprains and strains and painful stiffness called frozen shoulder.
Is diclofenac the same as Voltaren?
Diclofenac is the generic name for the active ingredient in Voltaren Arthritis Pain. Diclofenac is also available in oral formulations for a broader range of pain indications. Voltaren Arthritis Pain is made of a smooth, non-greasy formula that combines a gel and cream (Voltaren Emulgel) for topical application.
Does Voltaren help nerve pain?
Lidoderm is used to relieve nerve pain after shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia). Voltaren Gel is used to treat pain of osteoarthritis of joints that are amenable to topical treatment, such as the hands and knees. Lidoderm and Voltaren Gel belong to different drug classes.
Why do doctors not prescribe diclofenac?
The Feb. 12, 2013 study in PLoS Medicine (2013;10:e1001388) indicates that diclofenac use can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol or other high risk factors for cardiovascular problems.
Does Voltaren work on muscle pain?
Voltaren Emulgel is used to treat pain and inflammation of muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, due to sprains and strains, sports injuries (eg. tennis elbow) and soft tissue rheumatism (eg. bursitis; tendinitis).
Can you put Voltaren gel on your jaw?
For the next 2 weeks, for patients suffering from jaw joint and jaw muscle tenderness due to inflammation, please apply Voltaren Emulgel (available over the counter from the pharmacy without a prescription) 4 times per day at location(s) of tenderness.
How long does it take for Voltaren Gel to work?
Voltaren gel contains an NSAID medication that is similar to the pain drug ibuprofen. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation and works best on small joints. Voltaren topical gel is not for immediate relief and may take up to 7 days to work.