A 23-year-old male asked:
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can i use voltaren (diclofenac) gel for edema?

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Dr. Joseph Ortiz
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If the edema (swelling) is around a small joint like the joints of the hand - then it may be effective, as the edema may be a sign of inflammation, and voltaren (diclofenac) gel is an anti-inflammatory gel. If it the edema is located over a larger joint it may be less effective.
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Nsaids (like voltaren) can sometimes cause / contribute to edema. Try elevation / compression (snug clothing, etc.). See dr if not improving.
Answered on Aug 1, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: It does not improve edema!
Answered on Oct 28, 2017

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Very helpful: The Voltaren (diclofenac) gel works by reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Diclofenac gel 1% is available at any pharmacy by prescription.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
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This is not treating: the problem, it is only decreasing the inflammation & U may feel better, but in the long run U should look 2 repair.
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Theoretically risky: For increased bleeding since voltaren (diclofenac) is an nsaid. Please discuss with your doctor safer alternatives for the gel. Here is the drug info ... Read More

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