Articles by : Robert Engelen, DO

Cheerleading Injuries & Tips to Prevent Them

Cheerleading Injuries & Tips to Prevent Them

Cheerleading injuries send thousands of patients to the emergency room every year. The activity is highly athletic, incorporating elements of dance, gymnastics and physical stunts. And although cheerleading isn’t typically considered a risky s ... View More...

Facet Joint Injections for Neck & Back Pain

Facet Joint Injections for Neck & Back Pain

Cervical, lumbar and thoracic facet joint injections (also known as facet blocks) can be an effective option for the diagnosis and treatment of short- and long-term neck and back pain. The facet joints, which connect the bones in the spine, may or ... View More...

When Is a Physiatrist the Right Choice for You?

When Is a Physiatrist the Right Choice for You?

A physiatrist, also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, may be the helpful to you if you suffer from acute or chronic muscle or skeletal pain. Physiatry is a relatively new medical specialization involving the diagnosis, trea ... View More...

Stress Fractures — What Athletes Need to Know

Stress Fractures — What Athletes Need to Know

Stress fractures are among the most common sports injuries, occurring when muscle fatigue sets in. Fatigued muscles cannot effectively absorb added shock, so any overload is transferred to the bone. This can cause a tiny crack — a stress fracture ... View More...

Shoulder Pain Causes

Shoulder Pain Causes

To treat shoulder pain effectively, orthopedic and sports medicine specialists must first determine the cause of the problem. Shoulder pain can occur due to a variety of issues within the joint or among any of the surrounding muscles, tendons, liga ... View More...

Quadriceps Tendonitis Treatments

Quadriceps Tendonitis Treatments

Quadriceps tendonitis (or tendinopathy) is a term used to describe inflammation and irritation of the quadriceps tendon, a painful condition that can occur due to overuse or overdoing a specific activity. Anyone can be affected by this overuse ... View More...