Quote Originally Posted by Robertkoa
There is a Gel - I have not tried it but works for many.

It reduces inflammation but instead of taking it orally - it is applied directly to the joints - it works on joints near the surface - especially fingers .

Higher blood levels are achieved by topical application in the target area - compared to oral and there's less side effects .

The chemical name is Diclofenac Sodium ( not to be confused with the Song )
made also as Voltaren Gel and other Generics with Diclofenac as active ingredient in 1% 2% 3% strengths.

Prescription only in USA - everywhere else over the counter...
Many thanks Robert. Currently applying Arnica and it works fine for the inflammation but of course does not stop the finger adopting it's not straight profile after playing. Thanks again.