Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel targets pain and inflammation. The gel brings relief from joint and rheumatic pain for long-lasting relief. It is applied to the local site of your muscle or back pain. By applying the gel two times a day, a reservoir of diclofenac is formed to give the skin a reserve of active ingredient that can provide long-lasting all day pain relief. It combines a gel and cream in one, which gives both a cooling and soothing effect when applied to the skin.
What causes pain and inflammation in joints?
Joint pain is a very common problem that can be caused by many different factors, but the most common causes are as a result of injury or arthritis. Joint pain that steadily gets worse in older people, is usually a sign of osteoarthritis.
How to deal with joint pain
Some basic steps you can take to help reduce the impact of joint pain include, good nutrition, appropriate application of cold or warmth to the painful area, resting if required, mild exercise, as well as using supportive measures to recover or increase your health. If your joint pain is the result of an injury, it may also be beneficial to follow the PRICE emergency plan:
- Protect the area from further damage e.g. stop the activity you were doing
- Rest the area over the next 3-5 days depending on how quickly the area recovers
- Ice the area frequently to prevent excessive swelling and further tissue damage
- Compress the area using stretchy bandage or tubigrip
- Elevate the area whenever possible as this helps to reduce swelling
Our joints are constantly dealing with pressure and damage during our day to day activities and movements. Acute inflammation is an immune response that usually lasts for only a few days and usually beneficial for healing processes, although it is often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as itching or soreness. It occurs when the immune system tries to protect our organs from infection and injury. The purpose of this inflammation is to localise and eliminate damaged tissue so that the body can start to heal. The main five symptoms of inflammation include:
- Acute inflammation
- Mobility issues in the affected area .
Adults and children 14 years and over:
Use an amount the size of a one penny or two penny piece 2 times daily (preferably morning and evening) to the affected area of skin.
Massage into the skin over the affected site.
Wash hands after use (unless they are the site being treated).
Not for use on children under 14 years.
Do not use for more than 14 days, unless treatment is recommended by a doctor.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use more than 56g of Voltarol 12 Hour Joint Pain Relief 2.32% Gel in one week.
If symptoms worsen or persist for longer than 7 days consult your doctor.
Do not use if you are allergic to Diclofenac or aspirin or other NSAIDs, or have ever had an allergic reaction to these ingredients, or you have ever had an asthma attack, wheezing, hives, or runny nose after taking these ingredients.
Do not use if taking Diclofenac or other NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not apply to cuts, wounds, sunburnt skin or other area where the skin is abnormal, or near the eyes or nose.
Do not cover with a bandage or plaster.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Active ingredient: Diclofenac Diethylammonium 2.32% w/w.
Also contains: Butylhydroxytoluene, Carbomers, Cocoyl Caprylocaprate, Diethylamine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Perfume Eucalyptus Sting, Purified Water.