There are many different types of body pain, ranging from very mild to severe and lasting for short or long periods of time.
About joint pain
Joint pain can affect many different areas of the body, including fingers, wrists, toes and knees. Joints connect the bones in your body, which means they provide you with support and help you move. Joint pain means that these connections become painful, and this can vary from mild to very painful, which restricts your movement.
As you get older, joint pain can become increasingly more common.
The main symptoms of joint pain to look out for include:
- Swelling in your joints
- Feeling pain around the joints
- Feeling discomfort when moving
Consider Voltarol® 12 Hour Emulgel® P 2.32% Gel (contains Diclofenac Diethylammonium), which can provide all day concentrated relief from joint pain and targets pain and inflammation at the source.
If symptoms persist you should consult your doctor.
Always read the label.
Around 10 million people in the UK suffer with arthritis and there are a number of different types, which can cause a wide range of symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, with an estimated 8.5 million people suffering from this in the UK.
Osteoarthritis may affect the knees, hands and hips, but also the back, feet and neck. It occurs when the protective layer of cartilage, which covers the bones, is unable to repair itself, resulting in a gradual loss of cartilage over time. The exposed bones can then rub together causing swelling, also known as inflammation, pain and knobbly areas around the bones, making the joints stiff and difficult to move.
Although there are many different types of arthritis, common symptoms include:
- Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
- Inflammation in and around the joints
- Restricted movement of the joints
- Warmth and redness of the skin over the affected joint
- Weakness and muscle wasting
Consider Voltarol® Emulgel® P (contains Diclofenac Diethylammonium), which is as effective as taking 400mg oral ibuprofen for osteoarthritis of the fingers. Always read the label. Voltarol® Emulgel® P is the only product in the Voltarol® portfolio which is specifically to help relieve pain from mild arthritis. For arthritis pain it may be necessary to apply the gel for up to 7 days to allow its effect to build up on the joint and before an improvement in pain is noticed.
Always read the label.