Voltaren: Why we do what we do

Voltaren is proud to be an expert in the relief of acute pain due to muscle and joint injury, with decades of scientific research dedicated to providing effective acute pain relief solutions. However, we strive for much more than that. We believe and are fully committed to our purpose of restoring the joy of movement.

We recognize that being pain-free is not merely a physical state... of being; it brings much more than that.


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We recognize that movement and life are inseparable. Movement is what allows us to connect with the world and those around us, yet even just a little bit of pain can keep us from what we hold dear. Pain has such an impact that, even unknowingly, when we experience it we withdraw from the people and things we love.

It's often only when we are in pain, that we realize how much those little tasks we can no longer do, really matter. It’s preparing that meal to reunite with family and friends, raising your arm and waving across the street for that unspoken salutation to an old friend or simply picking up a child for that tender hug. Pain shouldn’t rob us of the smiles, we are meant to live in the joy of movement!

Voltaren is unwaveringly committed to providing effective, and trustworthy acute pain relief solutions, to keep you moving. We are an ally with you every step of the way.

How did we get here?

With over 50 years of experience, we have a unique understanding of acute pain and how it affects every person differently. Constantly in search of solutions that are best adapted for the vast range of acute pain relief needs, we have developed a range of gels that are available in several different sizes.

Originally, Voltaren Emulgel was developed as a pain relief gel with unique emulgel product characteristics that can be applied to an injured area.


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We are proud to be part of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health, the largest consumer health company in the world2, to better enable people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our expertise

We work with pain specialists to develop science-led pain relief solutions for you. We don’t just relieve acute pain with our Voltaren products, we innovate solutions that fit ...seamlessly into your life, so you don’t have to give pain a second thought.

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The GSK Global Pain Index is an in-depth global study into physical pain and its impact on people’s lives. The results suggest that pain remains a problem for over 92% of adults worldwide – with 86% experiencing body pain. Our desire is to help our consumers and for these numbers to go down.

We know that pain is so much more than a physical sensation. It is emotional, mental, and touches so many aspects of our lives. Our approach to creating content for you rests on this knowledge. We address your holistic approach to health when it comes to pain management – how you eat, how you sleep, how you move, how you speak to your doctor – all on top of our range of products to target your pain.

How does Voltaren work?

Voltaren, available over-the-counter, contains a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) ingredient called diclofenac diethylamine. Diclofenac diethylamine works to inhibit prostaglandin production in the body that cause pain. By reducing their effects, diclofenac diethylamine helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.1

Learn more about how to use Voltaren products in our guide.

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Our ambition

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Restoring the joy of movement defines who we are, what we do, and everything we strive to achieve.

Voltaren knows that movement is never just about movement. It’s goes much deeper than that. It’s the way we stay connected to our world – and those in it.

When we move, we connect on a deeper level with those around us. But when we feel pain, our movements change, and we can’t help but pull back from our world and our friends. Voltaren helps... to take away your acute pain due to muscle and& joint injury, so you are able to connect with others again.

We strive to get you on the path towards movement that brings you the joy of genuine connection. And every single movement has a different meaning to different people. Because movement is never just about movement.

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It’s that hug that means “I’ve missed you.”
That lift of a child that makes them giggle.
That kick of the ball that means “I’m still one of the team.”
Because it’s not just movement, it’s the joy of movement.

We aim to make your life better with our science, and a whole lot of caring, because we recognize that pain is not just physical. It is emotional and mental as well. We strive to be your trusted, go-to resource for muscle and joint pain due to an injury – whether it’s tips for how to get a good night’s sleep, how to talk to your doctor, how often to reapply Voltaren, or even how to stretch out your back and keep moving!

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