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Review by Barracudasue (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: My daughter was given this gel for her leg pain but it had an adverse reaction for her. It burns her and she refuses to use it so she gave me a tube for my arthritis in both my knees, my hip, back and ankles. WOW! This is a dream come true. It seems to work immediately for me and putting it on right before bed allows me to sleep all night because I have slight to no pain. I wake up, use it and then my day goes by MUCH better. I'm going to try to remember to actually take it to work with me so I can apply it there. I keep forgetting. Praise God for allowing me to try this gel. I was leery at first but tried it anyway. I am TRULY amazed and will buy more and more and more. Thank you for this amazing discovery.

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January 22, 2014 7:08 PM
Review by 1smartdumbgirl (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
7.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: Not sure exactly what condition I have, Doctor's have just generically named it "Peripheral Neuropathy" but there's more to it than that. I'm 38 now & I've battled this since I was a child. I have this intense burning ache that began as a child in my feet & has gotten worse over time. It also affects my hands. It used to just act up at bedtime, so bad at times that I had to wrap my feet in ice packs to get relief. Now it's all hours & hands/feet and I have a stiffness and severe putting edema that pops up & then disappears with no regularity. There's no explanation from Doctor's YET. I was given this cream and I rub it into my hands, wrists, feet, & lower legs. It does seem to calm things some, reduces the burn.

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January 11, 2014 7:17 PM
Review by Former athlete (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: As a former athlete, I am now suffering the osteoarthritis pain and stiffness from the multiple injuries and trauma caused by playing football. My shoulder pain is so bad that some days I can't lift them high enough to wash my hair or put on my coat. My physician send me for an MRI and the results show there is very little cartilage left, basically "bone on bone". I am in my early 50's and am trying to hold of getting replacements for a few years. I take Percocet when needed, Cymbalta and recently Voltaren gel. Initially, I put 4g on my entire shoulder area, and within 15 minutes, and truly unknown to me, it just simple began "working", as I began to not notice "as much pain"! Only lasts 2-3 hrs, Rx needs to be written to reflect 4g 4 times day.

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November 20, 2013 7:04 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: Was prescribed for my knee after a torn ligament. Was not helpful then. Just tried it again for some muscle pain in my neck again no relief.

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October 22, 2013 11:21 PM
Review by Cath in KC (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
1.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: Foot pain near 5th meta-tarsal. X-rays and MRI indicate possibly a small bone spur. Doctor prescribed Voltaren gel for pain. Been using 4 times a day as indicated for 3 days so far and absolutely no change. I'll keep using it for 2 weeks and see if there might be some improvement.

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October 17, 2013 10:06 AM
Review by pinkchichi13: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have arthritis in my neck, back and knees I also have chronic pain from repeated abdominal surgeries, I have muscular pain too. Voltaren emulgel is amazing. My son played hockey to a Jr A level and had to quit due to chronic knee pain from arthritis (he is only 23) and it has helped us both a great deal. We have had no side effects and we use it for major flare-ups as it is not intended for long term daily use. We each get a big tube, even though some might find it pricey, you don't have to use a lot it lasts a long time. The relief it provides is priceless. You should not take it with oral anti-inflammatories and ask a doctor before use if you have any medical conditions and/or take medications (even natural remedies). Great product.

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August 7, 2013 6:04 AM
Review by Earth Muffin (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have peripheral nerve damage that caused drop foot and horrible neuropathy. For years I have suffered tingling and burning pain on my left ankle and foot, and the back of my thigh felt badly sunburned. I have seen many doctors including a pain management doctor who prescribed narcotic pain medication. None of these meds took away the burning nerve pain in my foot and the side effects interfered with my ability to concentrate at work. My family doctor prescribed Lyrica and it helped a lot, but I still had constant pain. She prescribed Voltaren gel for me to try and the results are nothing short of a miracle. After only two doses my foot felt better than it ever has since my injury in 1997. The awful constant burning sensation is gone!

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July 25, 2013 1:12 AM
Review by Sammmyy (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: Amazing! Perfect!

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June 15, 2013 12:21 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have had horrible shooting pain in my face and head from Trigerminal neuralgia. I was written a script by my doctor who said to try it on the temple and jaw to stop the pain. Low and behold within minutes the pain stopped! This is honestly one of the best medications out there, it's amazing to have relief so quickly!

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February 8, 2013 11:44 PM
Review by bjba (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have COPD and osteoarthritis. My doctor gave me a trial tube. It worked wonders. Pain gone in less than 5 mins. You got to try it!

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February 3, 2013 8:56 PM
Review by mimilove: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: My grandmother had Voltaren gel for her, but when my knee wouldn't bend and I began to have pain, she let me use her gel. So far, I've placed it on my right knee and the pain was almost gone. I've placed the gel on again and the pain is disappearing. I'm 19 and there is no way I should be having joint pain...the gel works great.

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January 14, 2013 7:39 AM
Review by user209 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I use this gel for both a general purpose anti-inflammatory and for tendinitis in my wrists, It works well with inflammation and it works miracles on tendinitis. Within seconds of applying I'm able to move my wrist with almost no pain. Causes skin irritation if used too often however.

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January 7, 2013 10:48 PM
Review by Val1 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I have had right hip pain for two years everyday all day hurts worse when I sit down at work then get up from my desk and try to walk I had started to limp . I tried Naproxen, Celebrex , lodine , Cymbalta and Tramadol nothing took the pain away . I had a MRI and went to see a spine Dr no one could tell me why I had the pain Upon walking into a physical therapy office the receptionist told me about Voltaren gel. I had my Dr. prescribe it after the third day I realized the pain was not as bad and by the fifth day it was barely noticeable. This is a miracle I use a small amount of gel in the morning and maybe another small amount before I go to bed.

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November 26, 2012 12:13 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have been using Voltaren Gel for Osteoarthritis and just had a hip replacement. Although I have a chronic condition it has helped to relieve some of the constant pain I am in. Voltaren Gel makes my day much more tolerable.

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September 22, 2012 1:33 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I'm basically a very hard sell when it comes to taking ANY medicines, but pain is a great motivator. Oral NSAIDs have given me some minor distress in the past. A friend turned me on to Voltaren Gel . I used it on my knees, neck, and lower back. This is as close to a miracle as I have experienced in my 50 years of arthritis producing activities. The best part is that dosing is applied directly and only to the problem areas so consequently much less ends up in your system overall than if taken orally. Win. Win.

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April 18, 2012 10:11 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I tore some muscle and tendon in my hip/leg. Had to get an injection when initially hurt and then went 3 weeks trying to deal with the pain using ibuprofen and it didn't take it down to anything other than than a 4 on my pain scale. This is awesome. It's taken it down to a 0 and I can walk without pain and sleep without waking up constantly.

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March 30, 2012 1:27 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
5.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: Shortly after using Voltaren Gel, which did work on my pain, I started getting sores inside my mouth. After checking everything in my diet and realized the only difference was I started using Voltaren. I stopped and they went away within 2 days. I cannot say medically if it is a coincidence? Maybe if someone else gets it they will see this message.

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January 18, 2012 6:15 PM
Review by The Mad Man: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I am happy with the Voltaren Gel. I have had 4 operations on my back. I have had metal put into my back to correct the bone structure and then had the metal taken out about 4 years later. I have been on the gel for about one year off and on as needed. It helps bring down the pain I experience on a bad day. It takes a little while to work but it gets me to sleep at night when the pain is really bad. I have degenerative joint/disc disease and also problems with my periformus muscle and this gel helps bring down the pain. I recommend it and only need to use it 2x a day as per the directions. I have made the mistake of using more than prescribed and found problems when I use too much so follow the directions.

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January 9, 2012 12:34 PM
Review by eliz1: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: I went to a fancy sports Dr. to no avail. The cortisone shot also didn't help shoulder pain but for a couple of months. I love this product..It has given life back to my arm. I can only use my arm without pain if I use this gel. I use it in the morning when I wake up. If I don't use the gel my shoulder and joints down to my elbow is impossible to deal with.

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December 19, 2011 8:56 PM
Review by HopefulInAlabama: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have fibromyalgia with chronic fatigue syndrome, degenerative disc disease, a bulging disc in my lower back with arthritis of the face joints and in my hands. I hurt my back June 2010 and it is like everything that caused me pain started to feed off one another and my back was the last straw. I'm going to the chiropractor every 2 weeks. I had 3 epidurals in the space of about 3-4 months with no relief. I swapped pain management doctors and am now on 15mg of oxycodone every 6 hours, 4mg Zanaflex every 8 hours, 500mg of Naproxen every 12 hours, 40mg Celexa once a day and 600mg of Neurontin every 8 hours just to sort of be able to function. Was given a sample of Voltaren today and used it on my hands and back. Amazing! The pain is greatly diminished. Can't wait to try more.

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November 30, 2011 12:29 AM
Review by backpain sufferer: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I use the Voltaren gel for my back pain. I have herniated disc from L3 to L5 on both right and left with pinched nerve at S1 so I have very severe pain which radiates down the back of my legs. My doctor gave me the Voltaren gel to use and it has worked wonders for me.

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October 13, 2011 10:05 AM
Review by smeggy: User Rating:  
   
3.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I think it's probably a good product but not the right medicine for my condition. I have very inflamed painful bursitis under my scapula that throws all my muscles in my back/neck out of whack and creates a lot of transferred pain and problems for me. I was hoping this Voltaren gel my rheumatologist prescribed would help since the Celebrex and muscle relaxers alone are not doing the trick. But I do not detect any difference when I use it. However, I do occasionally get soreness in my left knee and when I tried it on that, it did seem to help.

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September 11, 2011 1:37 PM
Review by GoodStuff: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have Fibromyalgia and it does help. Because fibromyalgia is a different sort of beast it helps some but does not knock it out. However, it reduces pain very quickly. Using more at one time or more frequently does not bring the pain down any more. It did not work that much on my wrists and hands where carpel tunnel is "suspected" but they are not certain what it is. Some other pain on hand and arm were helped but not overly so.

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September 1, 2011 5:11 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: Wish I had a bathtub full of this medicine.

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August 18, 2011 2:15 PM
Review by Painfree in Arizona: User Rating:  
   
10

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome, and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR). Since the 1950's I have suffered neck pain when doing a chore in one position for a long period of time. I have exercised on a regular basis for many years and in 2009 I injured my rotator cuff on a piece of gym equipment. After the physical therapy was finished I was experiencing sharp pain radiating from my shoulder to my neck. I asked my doctor at the time, a rheumatoligist, if this was arthritis now coming from the shoulder. He gave me a tube of Voltaren Gel to try and it has been wonderful. I only rub two pea sized drops between my shoulder and neck in the morning and have no pain the rest of the day.

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July 26, 2011 12:39 AM
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