A 23-year-old male asked:
can i use voltaren (diclofenac) gel for edema?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Ortiz answered
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
Dr. Donald Alves answered
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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