I have a pain in my lower back and want to use Voltaren gel on it but I didn't know if I should follow it up with an ice pack or follow up with a heating pad and which one is better or does it affect the treated area at all? How soon after putting the Voltaren on can I use the heating pad or ice pack?
Yes, you can use Voltaren (diclofenac) as long as you are not allergic to NSAIDs, just in case, apply ice for 20 minutes first and then, and then apply the gel to your lower back, that works for me... I hope it works for you.
"Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or expose it to heat from a hot tub, heating pad, or sauna. Heat or bandaging can increase the amount of diclofenac you absorb through your skin."
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