Voltaren Arthritis Pain can be used for the temporary relief of arthritis pain in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees. It was studied in patients with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that mainly affects cartilage. When you have OA, your cartilage begins to break down and wear away resulting in joint pain and stiffness. OA occurs more frequently when you get older and the pain can gradually worsen over time.
Voltaren works similarly to oral NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen by temporarily blocking the production of pain signaling chemicals called prostaglandins. It works by penetrating through the skin to deliver NSAID medicine and relieve arthritis pain.