Before I bought Voltaren Emulgel 2%, I tried a few other lotions/ointments. Progress was slow, my sprained right hand was still aching. My friend recommended Voltaren Emulgel 2%. There is also the 1% version but obviously with a sprain like mine, I needed the more potent version of Voltaren Emulgel. This is a diclofenac topical gel used to help relieve osteoarthritis pain in joints that can benefit from treatment through the skin. These joints include those in your hands and knees.
Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The drug works by blocking a particular enzyme in your body. When the enzyme is blocked, your body decreases the amount of inflammatory chemicals it makes. This helps to reduce inflammation and pain.