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Does an ACL Tear Heal on Its Own?

If you find yourself with an ACL tear, you likely have lots of questions circling through your mind. One major thing to consider is whether surgical repair of your ACL is necessary. Keep reading to learn if your ACL tear could heal on its own.

Aug 7th, 2022
Are My Tissues Healing Properly After My Injury?

When you’ve suffered an injury, it might seem like it’s never going to heal properly. Each type of tissue heals at a different rate, making it hard to see immediate changes. Keep reading to learn the signs that your injury is healing correctly.

Jul 1st, 2022
Get Relief from Your Pain with Innovative A2M Therapy

What if there were a way to stop damage to your joints using molecules found in your own body? You don’t need to wonder anymore; A2M therapy does just that. Keep reading to find out more about this therapy and how it gets rid of joint pain.

May 1st, 2022
How Can I Get Relief from My Knee Pain?

Knee pain is debilitating and affects every aspect of your life. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, relief is what you need — and fast. Keep reading to learn more about therapies that help you regain your life by getting rid of your knee pain.

Apr 1st, 2022
Is PRP Right for Me?

Regenerative medicine is a state-of-the-art way to heal many conditions. Because it uses your own blood, it's also low-risk. Keep reading to find out if PRP could be your ticket to less pain without surgery.

Mar 1st, 2022
How to Prevent a Labral Tear

Your hips take a lot of wear-and-tear during the day — which can result in an injury to your labrum. You don’t want to be out with this type of injury, so keep reading to learn how you can successfully prevent a labral tear in your hip.

Feb 8th, 2022
What Can Be Done for Knotted Muscles?

Are your muscles constantly tight and uncomfortable? Knotted muscles can truly be a pain, but what can you do for relief? Keep reading to learn how you can rid yourself of painful, knotted muscles and get back to your busy life.

Jan 1st, 2022
Who Needs TENS Therapy?

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you’ll likely do anything for relief. However, not all treatments are helpful. Luckily, there’s TENS therapy to help. Keep reading to learn if you’re a candidate for this type of treatment.

Dec 1st, 2021
Ways to Build Up Muscle Strength

You use your muscles all day long, so it makes sense that you want them to be strong. Muscle strength is not only important for normal activities, but it also helps prevent injury. Keep reading to learn how you can safely gain muscle strength.

Nov 1st, 2021
Understanding the Musculoskeletal System

If you have an injury, many times it affects your musculoskeletal system. But what does this system encompass in your body? Keep reading to learn more about how your musculoskeletal system works and how to keep it healthy.

Oct 1st, 2021
3 Key Physical Medicine Approaches

There are many treatments for muscle injuries; but none quite like physical medicine. Although other treatments are one-sided, physical medicine treats all aspects of your injury. Read on to learn why this approach is important to your recovery.

Sep 1st, 2021
When (And Why) to Stretch Your Muscles

Stretching isn’t something that should just be done after a hard workout — in fact, you should stretch your muscles daily. But why is this so important to do? Keep reading to learn why stretching needs to be incorporated into your daily routine.

Aug 1st, 2021
The Best Exercises for Reducing Joint Pain

Joint pain always ends up in surgery, right? The truth is, there are other ways to manage your pain other than going under the knife. Keep reading to learn more about therapeutic exercises that can help eliminate joint discomfort.

Jul 11th, 2021
When to Consider a Knee Brace

Knee injuries are no walk in the park—especially when you live an active lifestyle. But you don’t want to take months off work or sports to let your knees heal. Keep reading to learn how a knee brace can help you under the right circumstances.

Jun 10th, 2021
Pros and Cons of NSAID Medications

When you're hurting, over-the-counter pain relievers might be your go-to option. However, they do have side effects to be aware of. Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of NSAID medications.

May 26th, 2021
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Most of us struggle with bad posture; however, it can have detrimental effects. Poor posture not only causes pain, but leads to other problems, too. Keep reading to learn how to improve your posture easily to prevent problems later.

Apr 19th, 2021
Four Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Eating healthy and exercising are great for your health, but how do you know if you're getting the proper nutrition. Nutrient deficiencies are common and can be corrected. Keep reading to learn about four of the most common nutrient deficiencies.

Mar 17th, 2021
How Proper Stretching Helps Prevent Pain

Have you ever wondered why you’re supposed to stretch before and after activity? Stretching has many benefits, with pain prevention at the top of the list. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s good for your body and how it helps with pain.

Feb 16th, 2021
Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear

Most of the time a knee injury isn't much to worry about. In other cases though, your injury might be something more serious, like a meniscus tear. Continue reading to learn how to spot the symptoms of an injured meniscus.

Jan 18th, 2021
How Physical Therapy Treats Pain

Pain is a nuisance, especially when it affects you every day. A lot of treatments are available that offer relief. Physical therapy’s an option that can help you get your life back. Read on to find out more about physical therapy and pain relief.

Nov 9th, 2020
The Importance of Good Posture and How to Get It

Are you suffering from back and neck pain? It could be the result of exhibiting poor posture during the day. Don’t fret; you can improve your posture and get rid of muscle pain. Read on to find out why proper posture is so important.

Oct 8th, 2020
Why Excessive Sitting Is Harmful to Your Health

If you're like the rest of the world, you probably enjoy a lazy day on the couch here and there. But did you know that too many lazy days are harmful to your health? Read on to find out how too much sitting can be detrimental to your wellbeing.

Sep 18th, 2020
How Effective Is Viscosupplementation in Resolving Knee Pain?

If you have osteoarthritis in your knee, then you know how painful the problem can be and how difficult it is to find a treatment option that’s actually effective. Read on to learn about viscosupplementation, a minimally invasive treatment option.

Jun 11th, 2020
The Dangers of Tech Neck

How much time do you spend looking at your phone or a tablet or laptop each day? What is your posture like while you do? The dangers of tech neck are real! Here’s what you need to know.

May 29th, 2020
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
ALL ABOUT MARK CONLIFFE, D.O.

Dr. Mark Conliffe graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. He is the only Board-Certified Neuromusculoskeletal Specialist in the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Feb 11th, 2020
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine wants to provide an introduction to the type of medicine we practice; Osteopathic Medicine. If you haven’t read our first blog, check it out here for a brief overview of who Bodyworks is and what we do.

Feb 7th, 2020