User Reviews for Voltaren Gel (Page 3)
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Reviews for Voltaren Gel
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. "
Cath in KC (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2013
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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."
pinkchichi13 August 7, 2013
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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!"
Earth Muffin (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2013
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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!"
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2013
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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."
mimilove January 14, 2013
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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."
user209 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2013
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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."
Val1 (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2012
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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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 22, 2012
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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."
Anonymous April 18, 2012
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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."
Anonymous March 30, 2012
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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."
Anonymous January 18, 2012
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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."
The Mad Man January 9, 2012
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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."
eliz1 December 19, 2011
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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."
HopefulInAlabama November 30, 2011
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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."
backpain sufferer October 13, 2011
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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."
smeggy September 11, 2011
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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."
GoodStuff September 1, 2011
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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."
Painfree in Arizona July 26, 2011
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For Pain "Had bursitis in the shoulder and haven't had the time to go for a cortisone shot. Suffered through 2 weeks waiting for it to subside (doctor's on vacation) but doesn't seem to get better. Pharmacist gave me some of this, had the wife rub it on. I thought that I must be going out of my mind, because it felt better WITHIN SECONDS. I'd say 90% of the pain is gone. This is the best. I'll use it a week, and then if it still hurts, I'll go to the doctor. Worth every penny."
Anonymous July 22, 2011
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For Pain "I have been a chronic pain sufferer for over twenty years. I take some heavy duty pain medicines and still there are just not enough medicines some days. It truly surprised me how well this medicine works. I can't take NSAIDs for more than a day or two without causing tummy troubles. I keep a tube with me now at all times. I highly recommend this to anyone with muscle or joint pain. I've used Lidoderm patches and TENS unit, probably been on every possible combination of medicines. This medicine really helps me."
Anonymous July 7, 2011
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For Osteoarthritis "My family doctor recommended this to me along with some samples....wow...couldn't believe the relief. Almost instant. Also helped the carpal tunnel in my hands. No more pain from typing all day."
yssirp June 28, 2011
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For Osteoarthritis "Was prescribed this after a fall on my lower back and it worked wonders. I like to put it on at night and then wake up pain free. I have now started to use it on my arthritis in my neck. Can move freely 5 minutes after application with only slight pain (although I can still hear all the clicking noises)."
Anonymous May 27, 2011
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