Has complains about joint and back pain. Is it due to old-age? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi Doctor , need some advice regarding my fathere
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his age is around 77 yrs and is usually in good health
recently he has complained about joint and back pain
he as requested for some tonics which could help him
the pain appears to be related to old age
May I know which joints he is having pain in?
Ok. May I know his weight?
on the heavy side....I would think around over 80 kg
Ok. Let me brief you regarding the conditions which may be present.
The most common cause of back and joint pain in elderly are due to degenerative changes.
This may cause rough surfaces in the joints.
And that causes pain.
i remember that he said that the pain is more in the mornings after waking up
Ok. That gives an impression of degenerative changes.
I can suggest you temporary measures to get relief.
These are temporary measures.
there are times when the pain is not severe
should he therefore take the tabs only when the pain is more - esp the Calpol?
Yes. He can take Calpol when the pain is more.
i guess then that he can take Shelcal on a regular basis
Shelcal can be taken regularly for a period of 2 weeks to 3 weeks.
Hope I had been able to clear your doubts.
Do you have any other concerns on which I can help you?
I have another query which is related to mental problems related to my cousin sister.. should I continue or will someone else address the query?
You can continue.
my cousin has a very long history of mental illness
after she completed her 8-9th standard
May I know what specific disorder she is having?
docs say its schizophrenia
he is constantly depressed
there are patterns to her moods
during some times she can get very violent
she imagines that she is some saint, etc...sometimes the devil ,etc
we have tried lot of treatmen
she had visited several docs
I assume she is on medications.
and is currently on medinines
do not have the names currently
wanted to know if there is some kind of a good place where she can be kept in a rehabilation centre
its gets rather difficult to handle for the family
There are certain things to remember in managing a psychiatric disorder.
guess she needs a change of environment and something to keep busy
Firstly, medicines does not cure the disorder. It just prevents the aggrevation.
she has not been able to study ever since....and is not working...forgot to mention that she is now 40 yrs old
Yes, keeping busy may help. But for that she needs to have a proper thought process.
the family had once tried to keep he at JJ hosp, but this is not what they would like
given the atmosphere there
Let me give you some small guidance which I feel might help to take decisions.
wanted some decent place where she would get gentle care along with therapy
Ok. One of our customer care executives will assist you further in finding a good place for her treatment.
It should help her condition to improve.
You will get a call from our customer care executive for the details of place for her treatment.
May I know exactly where your cousin is staying?
Malad is in which place?
Ok. You will soon get details of the rehab centres.
ok ..will someone call me?
Is there anything else I could help you on?
Yes. One of our executives will be giving you a call.
my cell number is 0000
many thanks for your help
Thank you for consulting me.
Let me know if you have any health related queries.
Wish you a very Happy New Year.
no thank you
happy new to you too
Have a nice day.
bye you too
Bye for now.
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