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Does anyone know about flector patch (diclofenac) for arthritis pain?
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Agreed
Because the patch is applied topically, the target needs to be close to the surface of the skin.
In my experience, most joints are just too deep for the Flector Patch (diclofenac) to reach a concentration as effective as oral medication. However, if you cannot tolerate oral nsaids, it is better than nothing.

In brief: Agreed
Because the patch is applied topically, the target needs to be close to the surface of the skin.
In my experience, most joints are just too deep for the Flector Patch (diclofenac) to reach a concentration as effective as oral medication. However, if you cannot tolerate oral nsaids, it is better than nothing.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below
The Flector Patch is transdermal diclofenac which is an anti-inflammatory medication.
It is indicated for short term relief of muscle strains. Some doctors use it for more long term use although it has not really been studied for that.

In brief: See below
The Flector Patch is transdermal diclofenac which is an anti-inflammatory medication.
It is indicated for short term relief of muscle strains. Some doctors use it for more long term use although it has not really been studied for that.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Thank
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