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While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers?  Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

Early am stiffness : A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


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How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

Voltaren: I am not sure if you used patch or just gel/solution. Maximum it can work for 14-20 hours with single application. ...Read more

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What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

Arthritis: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is indicated for Osteoarthritis of joints. It is generally used for knee arthritis but can also be used for ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and hands. ...Read more

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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

I wouldn't: Ultrasound gel is formulated to be safe for the probes, to avoid drying out, and to provide excellent acoustic coupling between the probe and the patient. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not designed to meet any of those requirements. ...Read more

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Can you use voltaren (diclofenac) gel with blood thinners?

Can you use voltaren (diclofenac) gel with blood thinners?

Yes: The topical administration of voltaren (diclofenac) gel does not produce a high blood level of doclofenac. As long as it is used in the amount and frequency recommended, it should not pose an increased risk of bleeding events. Similarly, topical patches , such as flector , have been deemed acceptable in renal transplant patients , indicating there is widespread acceptance of topical administration. ...Read more

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I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel good for it ? Thank you!

I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel  good for it ? Thank you!

May help some what: but does by itself treat or cure the condition. Tendonitis often improves with rest and proper support. Injections and physical therapy may also be helpful. Arthritis can be managed with physical therapy and exercise and adequate support. Topical or oral medication may help with the inflammation associated with these conditions. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I use Voltaren (diclofenac) gel 8 hours after taking my first dose of 15mg meloxicam?

YEs but,: only apply a very thin film of the gel topically to the affected area and always take the pill on a full stomach. Please only use these in combination under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel  for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

Yes: It is a topical anti-inflammatory that is not preventative. It can help the pain when it flares. Likewise, heat, mild stretching, massage, paraffin wax and Occupational therapy are recommended. ...Read more

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Can i use voltaren (diclofenac) gel for TFCC injury?

Can i use voltaren (diclofenac) gel for TFCC injury?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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Voltaren (Definition)

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