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Doctor insights on: Voltaren Gel For Ring Finger Joints

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If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Since few weeks i have a pain in my left ring finger,i am taking voltaren (diclofenac) 50mg .. the pain is more at night and i feel like my fingers bones are crack?

Since few weeks i have a pain in my left ring finger,i am taking voltaren (diclofenac) 50mg .. the pain is more at night and i feel like my fingers bones are crack?

See your doctor ?: Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that should not cause side effects like you may be experiencing. If the medication is causing you more discomfort or is not working, you should meet again with your PCP or primary doc who prescribed this for a better solution. You can always schedule a consult live with HealthTap if you need more information and a plan for this ...Read more

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I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

I've had a swollen joint finger for about 6 months now, i've tried cold, voltaren and even diclofenac. Xrays shown nothing damaged?

A good doctor should: In his mind have a differential diagnosis of what could be wrong based on a good history and clinical exam. Sometimes, further diagnostic or blood testing needs to be done. Make sure you see a hand surgeon, in the case you are seeing an internist and he is not ale to help you. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a history of breast cysts. I called my dr he called me out voltaren (diclofenac) gel .I was confused after reading the common use joints, knees.

I have a history of breast cysts. I called my dr he called me out voltaren (diclofenac) gel .I was confused after reading the common use  joints, knees.

Doctor correct: Voltaren (diclofenac) is in a class of drugs called, nsaids (nonseroidalantiinflamatories) they work by prevention inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of pain. If the breast cysts are causing pain, the drug may work the same way as the drug works on knees and joints. ...Read more

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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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Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for ?

Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for ?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a brand name for Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic to reduce pain. It sounds as if it may have been prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Call your prescribing physician's office to confirm. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Voltaren (Definition)

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