A 34-year-old male asked:
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is topical diclofenac (voltaren gel) effective and safe for costochrondritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You can certainly: Try it. Mineral ice is good as well.
Answered on Apr 20, 2017
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