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User Reviews for Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel to treat Pain

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 138 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 66% of those users who reviewed Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel reported a positive effect, while 21% reported a negative effect.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel Rating Summary

7.3/10 average rating

138 ratings from 149 user reviews.

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Reviews for Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel

Doug March 22, 2021

“I use voltaren for my aching legs at night, I wished it would last 12 hrs but only lasts 20 minutes at most , advertisements lie!”

3 / 10
Del February 15, 2021

“I came across this cream wow at first time of using a pea size amount my hip leg & knee pain went first day. Second day in the morning applied pea size of cream agin wow all good. Sat down watching telly yesterday and then STARTED scratching on head front of stomach ears legs everywhere ouch started to happen. I told my husband to look at my body I was covered from top to bottom in huge patches of redness sore blotches . I had a warm shower to try and wash off the cream, it helped a little I couldn’t dry myself as my skin was so sore . That nite it got worse double pain made my heart raise and beats up /down my hands I wanted to snap of my arms as pain and soreness was huge pain. I had to sleep with cool towels on me to try and sleep (no sleep all nite ) Today I’m feeling better was thinking ops hospital visit but luckily it’s going away”

1 / 10
julius ceasar · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 29, 2021

“I tried everything there is...capsaicin is a joke but voltaren 2.32 extra strength gel is the best thing going. There is no smell like some say only pain relief from knee pain. Who cares about 20.00 dollars for 100 gram tube, it is worth it.”

10 / 10
Sorry I even tried this · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2020

“I have chronic intractable pain caused by a car accident 50 years ago. 40 years later: fused/plated/screws/rods/ nuts/bolts from C2-C7. Also L-spine issues, shoulder tears, arthritis, muscle spasms, lots of nerve damage. 30 years ago I learned oral anti-inflammatory medications were not my friends. When Voltaren gel was new I tried it a couple of times but found no relief. I recently decided to try Voltaren gel again. BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART! Following the directions I applied a pea-sized amount in a very small area. 3 days & 6 applications later, my stomach began to burn. It continued up my esophagus to mouth, lips & tongue. It was agony! I caution others with sensitivities or allergies to NSAIDS to think twice before using this medication. It took a full four weeks for the burning to stop. I can't help but be concerned as this medication goes OTC. If I could give a negative number for Voltaren gel, I would. If I could assign the actual number of days used, I would.”

1 / 10
Urie · Taken for less than 1 month June 8, 2020

“I have been in 6 major car crashes, standing still, none my fault, including a Mack truck Aside from numerous surgeries, cages, rods, screws etc from my shoulder, neck & back I have developed severe fibromyalgia (told due 2 multiple trauma) Living in Fl the changes in barometric pressure effect my body. Within 2 days of Voltaren gel a great major of the fibro pain is so improved. No longer feel like I’m walking on black & blues which is what my legs feel like. Cambia (migraines) diclofenac is also a life saving medicine for me. I feel blessed. Thank u”

10 / 10
Kat · Taken for less than 1 month June 8, 2020

“Cinda Marie Helen Miller, retired RN, I'm so with you on the -drat- "opioid crisis". It hit a few years ago when I needed help most. Had a hip replaced, with complications. Nerve damage in foot and calf that will last forever. Been on pain meds/gabapentin ever since; maybe 8 years. I've been demeaned by the process of "pain clinics", counting pills, etc. My daughter has let me try her Voltaren. Going out tomorrow to buy my own. Lower back is gone at age 75, plus the nerve damage. Don't feel I can count on medical community taking care of my pain. If it weren't for the occasional urine test I would try products sold by Cannabis shops. Pain is pain. Life shouldn't be this way at age 75.”

7 / 10
Bob · Taken for less than 1 month September 5, 2020

“Tried this gel for my back pain and Flexor pain.. it immediately made me nauseous and after reading all of the side affects , it doesn’t seem worth the fear of a heart attack or stomach bleeding ... will not use again”

1 / 10
The Iron Lady · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 21, 2019

“I have trigger finger, and a knot in the palm of my hand. It would stop throbbing, like with tendinitis. This product was the only product that brought immediate relief. My pharmacist highly recommends this product. I keep in mind it is a prescription and do not overuse. Thanks Voltaren!”

10 / 10
Earth Muffin · Taken for less than 1 month July 25, 2013

“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!”

10 / 10
Bob c · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 8, 2019

“An important warning two people switching from ibuprofen or other medications that cause stomach bleeding. I found out that voltaren gel does this too. Even though it is a topical lotion. It will still give you serious stomach problems. I found this out the hard way after ditching ibuprofen and other pain relievers, and my blood loss came back just as severe once I started the gel. And I had to go on nexium and iron supplements. I just did not assume this would be the case since it is a gel, but if you look it up you will see that in fact it can be just as dangerous. It works really well. No doubt. I was using too much of the extra strength to make up for stopping I'll leave and Advil. I think if you use smaller doses in a concentrated area, it would still be better than though is however. It started with stomach discomfort and diarrhea. A slow process. But none the less I was back where I had been before with a burnt stomach lining from too much ibuprofen.”

7 / 10
SML1950 · Taken for less than 1 month January 21, 2019

“I am in my 60's and woke up with pain (6/10) in my back. I had not experienced such intense pain, except for a kidney stone attack when I was in my 30's. I took two 50mg Tramadol tablets and after an hour, there was no relief. I had my daughter take me to the emergency room, I almost called the ambulance because I could barely move. The doctor determined that it was not a kidney stone, so they sent me home with a prescription for Voltaren. I was a little concerned that they had given me a prescription for a Bengay related cream. However, this gel did the trick. As a many reviews here indicate. I received relief in 10-15 minutes and within the half-hour I was able to walk around with little or no pain. It was just short of miraculous.”

Pixietwin · Taken for less than 1 month October 31, 2019

“Have severe tendinitis of both wrists. Had been using Pennsaid but it is difficult to apply to wrist as it is a liquid-gel. Looked this product up online and asked my orthopedic surgeon for a prescription which he agreed. Comes with a little plastic measurement card to apply the right amount. Since I was applying to both wrists I measured out 1/2 dose because it’s better to use less than more. Supposed to apply twice a day, and I only applied the medicine a total of 5 or 6 times. Woke up this morning and saw both wrists had peeling skin. Went to the manufacturer’s website for Amneal. Apparently this is a side effect called exfoliative dermatitis. It says to discontinue product if you have this or any type of rash. So that was the extent of my use of this product. Disappointed that after five or six applications I’ve had this reaction.”

2 / 10
swmell · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2019

“In a nutshell all of the discs in my desk are compressed severely causing the nerves to literally be firing off like fire in my shoulders, upper arm, under arm, forearm and hands. Thus causing my muscles to tighten severely which then pull down on my neck causing the discs to compress even more. Doctor prescribed muscle relaxers finally but the muscle in my arm is a tough little cookie. Even after massages. So, tried this cream and OMG within one minute it was not painful any longer. I wish I could give this away for Christmas presents. I'm happy to have been prescribed this medication. It's make my life tolerable.”

10 / 10
Dan0 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 19, 2014

“Used to treat severe back pain with spasms. Gave me good pain relief but didn't help quiet spasms. Very pleased to find a pain reliever other than narcotics that helped reduce my lower back, neck, and leg pain.”

9 / 10
Anonymous May 17, 2014

“I was diagnosed with neuropathy in my right knee down to my foot. This pain started when I was pregnant with my first son 23 years ago. It has gotten worse over the years. To make matters worse, I tore ligaments in my ankle from a fall at work. Finally after worker's comp. only with my ankle, I was referred to a neurologist. They did many tests and indicated that it was a sensory nerve injury. He gave me a sample of this gel and told me to apply it 4x a day. It worked wonders. Pain was gone! I hope it continues to works this well in the future.”

9 / 10
san · Taken for less than 1 month January 15, 2021

“I've had bad pain in my thumbs for 2 plus years. I have had really painful tendinitis in both shoulders and one knee which has been clear for 10 years. As a strong breaststroke swimmer and mountain climber I've pushed myself too much, and then tendonitis in my hip which I've had on and off for 2 years. I also use my phone too much for internet sales, today I used volterol emugel this was my first day pain free with my hip and 90pcent better in my thumbs, yes there is an issue that needs further investigation but I am enjoying a few hours pain free, I feel 21 again”

9 / 10
Perkytires January 7, 2017

“I was hit by a police car in 2002. I was in recovery for a year. From the head down. Broken jaw, 4 disks crushed my neck. Both collar bones, 7 broken ribs and a shatered pelvis. So many pills, patches and injections. Under the knife many times. A real humpty dumpty story. I have more pins, screws in me than your local hard wear store. Note: I don't want to over state the how effective it is but it works. Talking to my doctor about the pain. He gave me this to try. Well my 1st thought was "just another snake oil" But it'sfreak'in amazing, it works like magic. Why did I not recive this years ago. The Drugest gave me a stupid look. And said it just became generic. All those years I would have paid anything. When your in pain, money is no object”

8 / 10
PJ · Taken for less than 1 month January 20, 2020

“I have painful tennis elbow. I’ve been prescribed this from both my GP and now my ORTHO. I’m in the ORTHO’s office now to have them go another direction. This stuff does absolutely nothing. Aspercreme with lidocaine works better than this. This pain is horrible. Hopefully there is something else. Maybe for arthritis. I have no idea how I got this. I guess from typing. I’m on a computer all day and just can’t handle this pain.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month February 8, 2013

“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!”

WildLifeLover · Taken for less than 1 month February 4, 2015

“Unbelievable. I just used this for the first time and had relief in about 15 minutes. 13 years of pain shots 12 doctors, 2 surgeries and I put on this gel and feel so much better. For me, it is a miracle.”

10 / 10
Dee June 16, 2019

“I broke my ankles 4 times in 8 years but never had pain until I started to have nerve pain in both feet, pain killers and other medication worked for awhile but then it got real bad and started to spread up my legs, so I tried voltaren (which I had already for back) and once again, my pain was minimal”

Maggie Pringlemeir · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 12, 2016

“I have lived on a formal pain regimine for many years. Among other conditions, I live with psoriatic arthritis and deal with IBS/here from sensitivities to some medications. My internist prescribed Voltaren Gel for me a few years ago. My pharmacist told me to use it sparingly, that with this product less is more. I have followed her advice and use it on an as needed basis for pain that my regular meds just don't seem to control. Like when I blew a tendon in my foot walking my Service Dog or when I fell and wound up with a non-displaced fracture of my tibia. Using Voltaren Gel helped me control the pain so well that I was able to walk with a cane. It is AMAZING how effective it has been for me.”

10 / 10
ina122 July 28, 2008

“I fell and injured my knees. I have had pain for three weeks. With one application of this medication I was pain free. Of course I am in the process of x-rays and an MRI if needed. I really like this drug. I only wish my insurance would cover it on the lower end. I cannot afford to keep using it at the price it is now. It is NOT very expensive but I am on a limited budget. I give this medication a 10 if not more.”

10 / 10
StaceyBgood July 8, 2016

“I have a sprained rotator cuff. I was prescribed Voltaren for Plantar Facilities several months ago. I found no relief from the Voltaren for my feet. When I injured My shoulder, I remembered that had the Voltaren so I figured it couldn't hurt to try it. WOW!! AMAZING!! Nothing I have tried orally can even come close to the Voltaren. It is like a miracle. I have never found any medication for anything that was more effective. I guess it just works better for some injuries than others. It is , however, very short acting. But the pain relief it provides is priceless. I have arthritis in my hands, I don't find it helps with that pain. For the certain types of injury it works better than narcotic medication. Smells great Absorbs quickly.”

10 / 10
Kassyrobe · Taken for less than 1 month November 3, 2014

“I have had neck pain, stiffness and spasms in my shoulder and neck for over two years. I had multiple MRI scans to try and diagnose where the pain was coming from. Two days after taking Voltaren in tablet form the symptons seemed to dissapear! I feel alive again and can't believe the relief it has given me. I'm not 100% back to normal but I'm nearly back to full health now. Fantastic stuff !”

9 / 10
Mackenzee · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 19, 2015

“I have been using Voltaren gel for months for chronic upper back & neck pain and for chronic migraine. It has been prescribed as an adjunct medicine for me in either case, not my primary medicine. I love this stuff! It absorbs very quickly and usually works well for me for a few hours post application. So far I have had no negative side effects from using it, just relief!”

9 / 10
Suzanne74111 April 11, 2017

“I tried voltaren due to pain and stiffness in lower back maybe due to L5/s1 prolapse, (diagnosed on MRI but not a big one) and (probably) over doing things in the garden. I was waking up due to pain and found moving extremely difficult and painful. I was at the point of taking pain relief before bed and again at around 4 a.m. With no expectations but exasperation I tried voltaren. It really has worked very much to my surprise!!! I did not expect such a good result or any result, I was just so fed up I grabbed a tube to mix up with the oral meds! It's helped my sleep in a matter of days and I'm much more comfortable. I don't take oral pain killers now and whilst I can still feel it, it's nowhere near the way it was. I can move properly again”

10 / 10
Kristopher-Generic Avaliable N · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 10, 2016

“My muscles in my shoulder get really tense because of a pinched nerve in my neck and I also have osteoarthritis and lower back pain this stuff when I have a flare up this stuff works wonders. They now make it in generic so I can afford it now I used to not be able to afford it when it was brand only.”

8 / 10

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