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How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Can't get help for my husband by any doctor,about to lose my mind.what can I do?

Can't get help for my husband by any doctor,about to lose my mind.what can I do?

Totally depends: I'm sorry ... But without more Information it would be impossible to offer any kind of advice. ...Read more

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What can I do about my boyfriend who won't get help for his ptsd?

What can I do about my boyfriend who won't get help for his ptsd?

You cannot force: someone to get help. You can try meeting with a psychologist to come up with some ways to help get them to meet with a therapist. If nothing else works, you may have to let them know that you cannot continue to see him unless he gets some help. ...Read more

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How do I get my family doctor to prescribe vicodin to me for my knee pain?

How do I get my family doctor to prescribe vicodin to me for my knee pain?

Not a good idea: I wouldn't prescribe narcotics for chronic knee pain in a 33 year old either. There are too many other good options. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My mom has her knee replacement surgery soon. What can I do to help?

My mom has her knee replacement surgery soon. What can I do to help?

Be supportive!: Joint replacement surgery is significant surgery with a prolonged, and sometimes arduous, recovery. The best thing you can do to help is be supportive, both emotionally as well as physically. She will need physical assistance upon returning home, and if you can be there to help that will be very beneficial. But she will also have days where she will need your emotional support. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do so my friends family gets help for their son diagnosed with ms?

What can I do so my friends family gets help for their son diagnosed with ms?

Several ways: Contact local ms society. Learn about the newer more potent medications, and find an appropriate oral med to start. Supplement vitamin d-3, eat a low fat, low salt diet, avoid smoking. Work closely with experienced neurologist. Do aerobic exercise. Encourage him to contact physicians if symptoms change or things worsen. Be aware that heat may transiently worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

What can I do to get Alzheimer's care for my mom?

Seek help : Your best bet is to discuss with her dr, her dr. Should be able to provide you with resources to care. Local govt. Agencies and your congressman can help you too. Calling the local hospital and asking for the social service department can connect you with personnel who can provide you with alot of information about programs that her insurance would be most likely to cover. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

What can I do. My dad needs to lose weight but denies it. I try to help but he gets mad, how can we get him to get healthy and care about his health?

Parents: Your Dad has lived longed and experienced more than you have. He should be giving you advise, and not you to him. Your children may give you advise one day also. Relax and let your parents live. Your not going to change a lifetime but you could ruin it. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband was hit in the testicles how can I convince him to see a doctor?

What can I do if my husband was hit in the testicles how can I convince him to see a doctor?

Testicular pain: Pain, bleeding, swelling, loss of a testicle, and other problems can occur from testicular injury. Commonly, the pain alone will cause a man to seek help. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband see he needs to get back on his depression meds?

How can I help my husband see he needs to get back on his depression meds?

Depression meds?: Many patients with mental illness have poor insight and judgement. They don't believe they r sick and they don't take their medication. Usually family support is important and may be able to convince u husband that taking his medication is important for both of u and whole family. Sometimes if u convince him to seek family therapy may work as well. ...Read more

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My autistic 7 year old is in school . What can I do at home to help him? How do I get him to dress and bath , himself and talk more?

Autism: Complicated answer but best i can give you is to seek a therapist who provides aba or applied behavior analysis. This should help you a great deal! ...Read more

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Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck. ?

Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck.
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It is best: It is best to be properly evaluated by a doctor in person. Swollen muscles can be indicative of many different health maladies. Does your mother have any other symptoms? Sometimes a massage with a warm, wet towel will alleviate pain associated with sore muscles. ...Read more

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What things can I do with my husband to help him lose weight?

What things can I do with my husband to help him lose weight?

Buy low calorie food: Eating fewer calories is vital in a weight loss diet. Drinks with no calories, such as water or plain green tea, can fill one up and decrease appetite. Eating carrots, celery, or iceberg lettuce (without any dressing or dips) is nutritious and also has very few calories. Avoid fats because fats have a lot more calories than protein or carbs. Whole grains are better than sugars & simple starches. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?

What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?

Love him for who he : Is. Spend time with him - encourage him to talk about things he likes (even if it would be boring to an adult). Offer to baby sit once in a while so that his parents get a break. Taking care of children with special needs is exhausting. Think out side the box, in terms of things that would be fun, educational or soothing for him. I am so glad that you asked this question. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get my husband who I caregive for to listen?

How can I get my husband who I caregive for to listen?

No nagging!: I am a guy. I procrastinate like the best of them. However, in 23 years of medical practice, i can group my male patients in 2 main groups, the ones who come in because they've been nagged to do so, and the ones who feel no one else can be in charge of their own health but themselves. My best advice to you is to tell him why you are concerned, and hope he takes it from there. ...Read more

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What can I do if my 14 year-old son is cutting himself, what can I do to help him ?

What can I do if my 14 year-old son is cutting himself, what can I do to help him ?

Your son needs : Professional mental health care now. Any person who engages in repeated cutting needs mental health assistance. A comprhensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help treat problems like anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. If the cutting is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step program involvement or rehabilitation may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more