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Is Voltaren effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, Thank you Is Voltarin effective for patient with extreme RA? In addition to hands and wrist pain, my Mom has severe /chronic shoulder pain which her RA Dr. says is also from her RA. She is also presently on Methatrexate and just started Xeljang. Thanks for your help. Karen
Fri, 17 Feb 2017
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yes it is used in treatment of RA.the shoulder pain is also because of RA.The pain will be there as the disease progresses with time,.if she has been diagnosed with RA recently,it takes time for the medicines to show effect.the medicines are supposed to slow down the destruction caused by immune system.it takes time to get relief for different patients but along with the treatment keeping the patient motivated to do exercise a little bit can help.Mainly the stiffness that makes the patient feel difficult for any movement.do not miss any medicines that your doctor has prescribed.Go for the routine visits and also the routine blood tests that are to be done should be there with you when you visit your doctor time to time.
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Is Voltaren effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

yes it is used in treatment of RA.the shoulder pain is also because of RA.The pain will be there as the disease progresses with time,.if she has been diagnosed with RA recently,it takes time for the medicines to show effect.the medicines are supposed to slow down the destruction caused by immune system.it takes time to get relief for different patients but along with the treatment keeping the patient motivated to do exercise a little bit can help.Mainly the stiffness that makes the patient feel difficult for any movement.do not miss any medicines that your doctor has prescribed.Go for the routine visits and also the routine blood tests that are to be done should be there with you when you visit your doctor time to time.