How does Voltarol work to relieve knee pain
Voltarol gels are an over-the-counter NSAID that contains diclofenac. Diclofenac works by reducing substances in your body that cause inflammation. By easing inflammation, Voltarol works as an effective knee pain treatment and so helps speed up healing.
The gel is applied to skin over the painful area and therefore is targeted to the point of pain. The gel creates a reservoir of diclofenac when applied as directed, which gives the painful area a source of the active ingredient throughout the day for lasting relief of pain and inflammation. The Emulgel technology used in this product helps the gel to penetrate deeply into the skin to enhance delivery of the active ingredient, diclofenac, to the site of pain and swelling.
The Emulgel technology is a unique combination of a gel and cream, which is white in colour and has no strong odour. Alongside this, Voltarol gel has a clinically proven triple effect; it relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and so helps speed up healing, making it an effective pain reliever for knee pain.
Voltarol 140mg Medicated Plasters can also be used as a knee pain plaster for muscle pain and swelling caused by acute strains, sprains and bruises. The plaster is discreet and flexible to wear under clothes and provides relief, plus it provides up to 2x more powerful pain relief*.
*vs. non-medicated placebo patch