User Reviews for Voltaren Gel
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Reviews for Voltaren Gel to treat Osteoarthritis
"I use Voltaren Gel for knee arthritis. If I take a pain pill, it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to work. This works in seconds, and fixes "most" of the pain, "most" of the time. It also helps my very sore feet, probably plantar fasciatis. I don't know why they did not give this to me earlier, its much more effective than oral NSAID's or even Vicodin, as this works faster, much faster. I use it less often than recommended (up to 4 times a day), because its not needed. Once or twice a day for me relieves the pain, pronto. It also helps my wife, with her osteoarthritis pain."
DaytonVet July 11, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I have pes anserine bursitis of the knee. It like tendonitis below the knee cap. I have effectively used Voltaren Emulgel to help reduce the pain and inflammation. The pain can keep me up at night when I sleep. Best thing for recovery is rest, but I can't seem to stay away from doing cardio which causes it to come back. Voltaren has helped me manage the inflammation and still do some light cardio exercise."
jomegatau April 21, 2017
16 users found this comment helpful.
"I use it for Osteoarthritis of the knee and shoulder arthritis from torn rotator cuffs. It has helped me alleviate the need for surgery for many years. It is very effective."
SkatKat April 15, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I have arthritis in my ankles, knees, sacroiliac area, and hip. I also have fibromyalgia. It hurts so much I can barely move. When ever I have pain, I use Voltaren Gel. This stuff is a lifesaver. It helps me regain my joint flexibility and I can move and walk around again. Also, I am not crying out in pain. My life was horrible before Voltaren Gel. Now, I have a normal life again and can manage my symptoms."
whicket (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 22, 2017
56 users found this comment helpful.
"I have rheumatoid A and Stage 4 tibia tendon dysfunctional with collapsed ankles and I use voltaran 1% now and it helps with my pain.But. if you can get 3% gel it's way better, my ins paid for it for a yr but then classified it as experimental and wouldn't cover it"
Luffer (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 7, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
"Cmc jt arthritis...not sure if helps..pain same at thumb joint"
RJ4 (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been using it for 24hrs on right side of my right knee. It works wonders. So far no pain and it does last for 12hours for each application. I didn't expect it to work so quickly."
k.d. (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2016
35 users found this comment helpful.
"In a waitress and have osteoarthritis on my knee and moderate foot pain due to over use on days l work. I love this stuff and call it my magic gel. It doesn't take the pain 100% away but it reduces it to a low enough level that I can sleep. Without it I am up for hours twitching and wiggling trying to find comfort after s a long dayday. The scent is mild after a few minutes, and so is my pain level. After a particularly painful day I may apply twice. I don't need this every day so a tube will last me several months, at $30 each tube it does add up but since I don't need it nightly I manage the expense."
1834 July 25, 2016
48 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been using this 3-4 times a day for just over two weeks along with one-20mg proxicam a day for Osteoarthritis, I am male-64yrs. I have not been overly impressed with either thus far. But I have noticed a little less stiffness and some range of motion. But in fairness the inflammation is no doubt very deep in both joints and would take time for the medicine to hit its target area. The Dr told me to give it time which I felt was reasonable. I find the gel to have a pleasant smell and rubs in nice and dries pretty quick. I am using the Voltaren Gel that says, diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%. Don't quote me but I believe they also make it with 2% diclofenac sodium?? With ins my cost was 42.00 for 5 tubes. Greasing both knees uses a lot"
My stiff-sore Knees April 12, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a bad reaction to this medicine; trouble breathing, tight throat, cold hands and feet, increased pulse, strong headache, then fatigue. It was very frightening, but did go away after several hours."
bobbiesm March 8, 2016
37 users found this comment helpful.
"I find that right after I open a new tube the gel works great on my knees but with in about 4-5 days the same tube has lost a lot of its strength I recommend buying the smaller tubes to keep the strength up. Another person who I know also noticed this and thought it was just him but I have been using it for over a year now and the regular strength and the extra strength are both less effective after the seal has been opened 4-5 days."
TNieder February 13, 2016
55 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a Chronic pain guy, An athlete with numerous aches and pains, Voltaren was prescribed to me for my knees which have osteoarthritis, it seems to give me some relief but those of you that are saying it makes you pain free are stretching it a bit, I was unaware I could use it on my back which I will try,To be continued...."
Skibs (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 26, 2015
42 users found this comment helpful.
"severe blistering and rash of skin, rash in mouth, teeth hurt, severe sore throat, infection in foot( twice) surgery to clean infection. Loss of work, on SDI now."
kemlp (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 15, 2015
32 users found this comment helpful.
"This seems to help my pain, but I find the odor a deterrent to using it regularly. I am allergic to most fragrances, and this is no exception. Why do they add fragrance when it is a common issue for people with allergies?"
Net2012 July 29, 2015
37 users found this comment helpful.
"An amazing drug FINALLY relief! Have had shots, lidocaine pads, OTC, scripts NOTHING really provided RELIEF! Can't recall the last time I was pain free! Podiatrist prescribed for plantar fasciitis Relieved it as well as OA in knees....small amt. twice per day, pep in,y step...finally!!"
Farkel June 14, 2015
60 users found this comment helpful.
"I use Voltaren gel for my arthritis. However, I also have fibromyalgia and use it where I have the most pain, primarily the nerve "bundles" in my neck and upper back. I have a pain in my shin that wakes me up at night, and have rubbed Voltaren on that area and it gives me 100% relief. I've also rubbed it on my jaw in an area where I have a back tooth that is inflamed. And it also relieves the pain. I am so happy with this medication...thank you Novartis."
Judy Weismonger (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 22, 2015
95 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been using Voltaren for sometime now and it brings me immediate relief. My muscles seem to be effected by the arthritis I have, and the Voltaren helps those muscles to relax and not knot up on me. I love the stuff!"
Anonymous September 8, 2014
102 users found this comment helpful.
"I had spinal fusion on my lower back 6 months ago. NOTHING helped with the pain. My wonderful Dr. prescribed Voltaren Gel 1% 4x a day. All that I can say is......WOW. This stuff is top notch!"
bigpiner August 26, 2014
87 users found this comment helpful.
"I am so excited to find a website with comments confirming what I've suspected - Voltaren gel is a miracle! I've tried everything for a whiplash injury - physical therapists, joint injections, steroid injections, chirpractors, NSAID pills - but did not find my solution until this gel. I put in on my neck at night and wake in the morning gloriously pain-free."
LizRG July 21, 2014
86 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been using this for quite awhile for my very painful osteoarthritis in my knuckles. It still amazes me how well it works. I get horrible burning pain and this works within minutes. Great med!"
Bethylg (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 13, 2014
68 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Barracudasue (taken for less than 1 month) January 22, 2014
137 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Former athlete (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 20, 2013
115 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
pinkchichi13 August 7, 2013
105 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
bjba (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 3, 2013
75 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Val1 (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2012
122 users found this comment helpful.
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