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User Reviews for Diclofenac to treat Frozen Shoulder

Also known as: Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Zipsor, Zorvolex

Diclofenac has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Frozen Shoulder. 55% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 27% reported a negative effect.

Diclofenac Rating Summary

6.2/10 average rating

11 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Diclofenac

Damien712 June 11, 2020

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Doctor recommended surgery but I had some Voltaren gel that I used for my knee. Worked well for the knee so I used it on my left shoulder. After a couple of days applying it 3 times daily it started working. I have been using it since and it really helps. I haven't had any stomach ache problems like oral NSAID's.”

8 / 10
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aBusyMom · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 14, 2015

“This medication has been a God send for me. After PT and a year of Aleve my shoulder was somewhat better but not great. For a different issue my physician told me to stop the Aleve and try Diclofanac Sodium. My body is very happy. No back, neck, ankle, toe, shoulder pain. My shoulder range of motion is almost 100%. For me, Diclofenac Sodium DR 50mg has been wonderful.”

9 / 10
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K · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 3, 2018

“I was prescribed Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg twice daily by my physician for a severe attack of gout. I was absolutely stunned that it nearly wiped the pain away from my Frozen Shoulder- Adhesive Capsulitis. In addition, it reduced the severe back pain of advanced stenosis in my lower back by 75%. I cried for joy. The relief was within about 6 hours. After the gout subsided my physician allowed me to continue taking it though reduced the amount to a once daily pill of 75mg to avoid heart or other complications. Now only a small percentage of pain comes and goes if I take one tab every 24 hrs. I am a different person with this drug. In doing research I have never seen a drug called a "miracle" as I have this drug. My side effects are a minor stomach upset about every 4 days for a few hours. Taking with food helps and I will talk to dr about taking something to protect my stomach. I choose to take it with breakfast so I have relief all day.”

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Lee · Taken for less than 1 month January 27, 2020

“I had a frozen shoulder with unbelievable pain. Nothing helped voltaren made me dizzy. I was beside myself because I couldn't do anything. Until one smart dr. Gave me a shot right in the joint of cortisone. It hurt going in but within seconds it started working. Left the surgery on cloud 9. That was 15 years ago and still no problem. Good luck”

10 / 10
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Tambo55 April 8, 2021

“This is the second time I have used this for my frozen shoulder but it’s not helping the pain at all . I was given another inflammation pill it didn’t help either also tramadol that didn’t help Pain either it made me sick . I am so miserable why doesn’t anything help the pain”

2 / 10
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Anonymous August 19, 2009

“The first day I took this medicine I was disturbed because suddenly I noticed the itching and indigestion followed after dinner. Could not get a wink of sleep because I kept getting up because of acid reflux that kept me trying to clear my voice. Beware and see your Doctor immediately.”

6 / 10
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Dodge · Taken for less than 1 month September 22, 2019

“One year in to frozen shoulder I am in the thawing stage and probably have 70% of movement back. A friend recommended cataflam, within one hour I felt a small release then 24 hours and 3 pills later I had a larger rotation range forwards and backwards. I will continue to take for 2 more days in conjunction with gymn and yoga exercise then stop as advised. No side effects as yet.”

9 / 10
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Art06 December 24, 2014

Voltaren (diclofenac): “The medication has been somewhat helpful with stiffness but the pain is still present. The stomach upset and ringing in the ears has caused me to request different medication.”

5 / 10
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Sparky · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 15, 2018

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Did absolutely nothing for me, the pain was the same with or without using it, complete waste of money.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous February 27, 2009

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Great help”

8 / 10
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Anonymous June 24, 2009

“While taking this medication I had increased mobility in my frozen shoulder because of the significant decrease in pain. However 1 week after finishing medication, pain fully returned.”

9 / 10
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Malditasea · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2020

“diclofenac did not alleviate the pain I hae from a frozen shoulder and it gave me side effects of stomach pain. I'm glad it works for others. I was hoping it would have worked for me.”

1 / 10
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