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3 Key Physical Medicine Approaches Sep 1st, 2021

Conditions that affect your bones and muscles can mess with your life and activities. Not only do these conditions lead to pain, but they also make it difficult for you to get around and accomplish simple tasks. Luckily, physical medicine has the ability to restore your mobility and decrease your...

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

When you think of stretching, do you automatically think of a warm-up before a long run or a quick five minutes after a workout? Although you aren’t wrong, stretching is so much more than just that. In fact, stretching is so important to your muscles that it really should be...

The Best Exercises for Reducing Joint Pain Jul 11th, 2021

If you have joint pain, it can affect your life in many ways, including your job and your home life. Joint pain can be caused by a number of different problems, including many different types of arthritis. Depending on the severity of your condition, your treatment options may vary. However,...

When to Consider a Knee Brace Jun 10th, 2021

Knee problems are common, especially considering the amount of work they do throughout your day. Your knees are vital for you to be able to get around or walk up the stairs, so when they hurt, you might be struggling through your day. However, there are devices that can help...

Pros and Cons of NSAID Medications May 26th, 2021

Injuries and chronic conditions both lead to pain; luckily there are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to help. These medications are great for short-term relief, but they do have their limitations. At Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine, our team wants to help you get your chronic pain under control. Dr. Mark Conliffe is our...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture Apr 19th, 2021

Whether you stand or sit for work, your posture is probably suffering. After years of slouching, you might be dealing with back or neck pain from improper alignment of your spine. However, all hope isn’t lost — you can take simple steps to get rid of pain. At Commonwealth Musculoskeletal...

Four Common Nutrient Deficiencies Mar 17th, 2021

Your body needs a healthy diet full of essential vitamins and minerals to thrive. Although a healthy diet provides this, sometimes you just fall short of the important vitamins that your body needs. Other factors also contribute to the way your body absorbs nutrients, which could lead to specific deficiencies....

How Proper Stretching Helps Prevent Pain Feb 16th, 2021

Pulling a muscle during a sporting event can leave you sidelined. But did you know that if you would’ve stretched before your game properly, you could have entirely prevented the pain you’re now feeling? Stretching is a vital part of keeping your muscles and joints healthy, especially when you live...

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear Jan 18th, 2021

When your knee hurts, life can be pretty miserable. Although many knee injuries get better on their own, more severe issues require intervention. One of these conditions is a meniscus tear in your knee. This injury can put you on the sidelines for some time and cause a lot of...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Ditch the Drugs: 8 Natural Supplements That Help Fight Inflammation Dec 13th, 2020

Injuries and medical conditions can cause inflammation in your body. This not only leads to pain and discomfort, but also causes mobility issues and decreased quality of life. You’ve probably tried all kinds of medications to ease your symptoms and decrease inflammation. However, they don’t come without side effects. At...

How Physical Therapy Treats Pain Nov 9th, 2020

Whether you have pain in your back, neck, knees, or any other joint in your body, you know how dreadful it can be. Chronic pain is a terrible condition that can make even the smallest of tasks almost impossible. Even with treatment, it can be hard for you to overcome...

The Importance of Good Posture and How to Get It Oct 8th, 2020

Oftentimes, you forget to stand up straight throughout the day or sit without your legs crossed. These may seem like small issues, but the truth is they can have a big impact on your body. You may not know it, but good posture is vital to many of your body's...

Why Excessive Sitting Is Harmful to Your Health Sep 18th, 2020

Sitting around is sometimes warranted after you’ve had a long day; however, too much sitting can be harmful. You might have a desk job that requires you to be seated for most of the day, so how do you keep moving to stay healthy? Once you figure this out, you’ll...

Could a Knee Brace Help Ease Your Osteoarthritis Pain? Aug 21st, 2020

Did you know that approximately 14 million people a year are expected to develop osteoporosis, a condition that causes serious bone demineralization? Even though osteoporosis is a form of arthritis, the condition itself doesn’t actually cause pain. The pain and discomfort of osteoporosis comes from bone loss, fractures, and other...

10 Tips for Eating Healthy When You’re Working From Home Jul 17th, 2020

When businesses around the country shuttered their doors in March, millions of people found themselves set up at dining room tables, living room couches, and at-home offices to continue working. What many of us didn’t foresee are the pitfalls of working from home, namely the proximity of a fully stocked...

How Effective Is Viscosupplementation in Resolving Knee Pain? Jun 11th, 2020

Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States? Among adults 60 years of age and older, the condition affects about 10% of men and 13% of women. And if you have it, then you know just how painful it can be and how...

The Dangers of Tech Neck May 29th, 2020

Even if you’ve never heard the phrase “tech neck,” you’re probably familiar with the pain it causes! It’s undeniable that technology makes some parts of your life easier and more enjoyable, but it can also cause painful, physical problems.  Why tech neck is a problem Your head probably weighs between...

Why Our Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures are a Game-Changer in Remedying Joint Injuries Apr 17th, 2020

From your first step in the morning until your last at night, your joints are hard at work propelling you through life. Given their workload, it’s hardly surprising that joint injuries develop, whether acute or as a result of repeated stress. And once an injury takes hold, your goal is...

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU? Feb 13th, 2020

At Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine, we are industry-leading experts in the field of regenerative medicine. Our team of expert doctors, including Dr. Mark Conliffe, with Dr. Jason Lewis and Dr. Kyle Young of Commonwealth Pain and Spine, lead the Kentuckiana region in regenerative medicine. Our bodies are powerful forces of healing, and we have mechanisms in the body that renew...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS Feb 12th, 2020

Platelet-rich plasma, known as PRP, is a type of regenerative medicine we offer at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine through injections to treat our patients who suffer from knee pain. Also known as blood injection therapy, PRP injections are a medical treatment being used for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems and pain including...

ALL ABOUT MARK CONLIFFE, D.O. Feb 11th, 2020

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. Initially trained as an Osteopath, with certification in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, he offers conservative measures for all types of aches and...

THE TRUTH ABOUT STEM CELL THERAPY Feb 10th, 2020

We’ve all seen promising claims like “Miraculous Stem Cell Treatments, proven to get you your life back!” A recent study revealed that only 2% of patients research a procedure recommended by their Healthcare provider before actually undergoing the treatment. Another aspect of this procedure that patients need to be aware...

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS DEBILITATING CONDITION Feb 9th, 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee affects the bone, cartilage tissue, and the synovium of the knee, which surrounds the inner lining of the knee and creates synovial fluid which nourishes the knee joint. OA of the knee causes these components to lose function over time which leads to bone damage,...

VISCOSUPPLEMENTATION AT COMMONWEALTH MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE Feb 8th, 2020

During Viscosupplementation treatment, hyaluronic acid is injected into the joint to facilitate smooth movement of bones and to act as a shock absorber. Hyaluronic acid is a safe, natural substance. People who suffer from osteoarthritis have lower levels of hyaluronic acid around their joints, and injections of the fluid offer a...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Feb 7th, 2020

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. We offer a list of services to enhance and restore whole-body health...