Is Voltaren Gel Recommended for Foot Injuries?

Is Voltaren Gel Recommended for Foot Injuries?
Published on, 12 December, 2023. Answered by Dr. Adam Albaba and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I accidentally dropped a can on my foot, right below my toes. It took a few days for the swelling to subside, but now whenever I bend my toes, the swelling returns. What could be causing this?


Answered by Dr. Adam Albaba


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


1. An X-ray is necessary to rule out any potential fractures in your big toe.

2. Applying Voltaren gel, which contains 1% diclofenac sodium, is recommended.

3. Use the gel three times a day to manage pain and reduce inflammation.

4. Ensure you follow up with your healthcare provider for a comprehensive evaluation and to discuss the X-ray results.

This approach will help address the immediate concerns and guide further steps in your treatment plan.




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Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics

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