- August 16, 2021
Diclofenac belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation. Diclofenac topical gel (applied to the skin) is used to relieve pain associated with recent muscle or joint injuries such as sprains, strains, or sports injuries. It is generally used in addition to other non-medication measures (such as getting enough rest) to relieve these discomforts.