Our shoulders are one of the most complex joints in our body.
For that reason they can be quite susceptible to injury and inflammation.
The definition of impingement is “to have an impact, to encroach or to collide.” Overuse of the shoulder leads to swelling of the tendons which consequently collide or encroach on the upper shoulder bone and make it considerably painful to move. Let’s look at specific activities and 4 exercises to avoid worsening shoulder impingement pain.
Urgent Walk-in Orthopedic Care at Fort Mill Location
Urgent Times Call For Urgent Care
In order to relieve the ER/Urgent Care staff and resources, SpecOrtho is now welcoming walk-in patients with urgent musculoskeletal injuries at our Fort Mill location. Our doctor will see all orthopaedic injuries outside of the back and neck during normal business hours. In order to maintain a safe environment for all, our facility is being cleaned and sanitized regularly and following strict CDC guidelines. Those individuals that are currently sick or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, should go directly to the local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center for any immediate orthopaedic needs. For appointments or more information, please contact us at (803) 548-6464.
In an effort to comply with CDC recommendations and help keep our patients and staff safe from illness, we are asking all our patients and visitors to follow the guidelines below:
If you or someone you have been in contact with has experienced fever, chills, cough, shortness or breath, sneezing or runny nose, please call the office to reschedule your appointment (803-548-6464).
Our patients’ health is of utmost importance to us at SpecOrtho, therefore we require masks prior to entering the building.
Please ensure that the patient is accompanied by no more than one person to minimize overcrowding and exposure to germs.
Upon arrival to SpecOrtho, existing patients who choose to do so may check in from their vehicles by calling our front desk at 803-548-6464. New patients may register via our patient portal and come in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. If you have not registered on the patient portal, we kindly request you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment in order to complete the registration paperwork. We will call or text you to let you know when your exam room is available.
We will continue to monitor the current situation closely and will update protective measures and process accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and support to minimize exposure to other patients.
The local and national response to our practice has been huge, and we are so incredible grateful for everyone. Although we appreciate each and every one of you, we wanted to highlight a few of the amazing contributions!
Charlotte Catholic High School created these N95 masks and shields via a 3D printer and donated them to hospitals and clinics in the area! These will be vital to Dr. Feltham as elective surgeries begin next week.
Doc Porter’s distillery in Charlotte graciously donates 2.5 gallons of hand sanitizer to our practice!
Sent to us by a former patient from Cleveland (Aurora), Ohio, these fabric masks are crucial to the safety of our staff and patients. She selflessly donated her stimulus check to a single mother in exchange for 300 masks that were provided to our practice!
SpecOrtho has been honored to serve the residents of Fort Mill, Rock Hill and the surrounding areas for over two years. As an independent orthopaedic practice, we want to take this time to thank our patients and community for their support. We provide the most advanced and up to date orthopaedic care available in the area. Please call or use our on-line patient portal to request or schedule an appointment today.
During these unprecedented times, SpecOrtho is making themselves available to see and treat URGENT orthopaedic conditions in addition to regular appointments at our facility in Fort Mill. Avoid the hospital/ER and the Urgent Cares and directly access our orthopaedic facility for your injury. Walk in or call for a same day or next day appointment. We are here for you!
August 2019 – Drs. Glen Feltham and Andrea Gale, of Specialty Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (SpecOrtho), have been named the official team doctors for Clover schools, York schools, and Rock Hill HS for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 school year. Our doctors are excited to support the local athletes, to ensure they get the on-the-field and follow-up care they need!
October 2019 – Our physician recently received approval to perform surgeries at Pineville Hospital. Per Dr. Feltham, “Although the majority of our orthopedic surgeries can be performed at free-standing surgery centers, in some instances a hospital outpatient setting is a better option for the patient. We are excited to be partnering with Atrium at their Pineville location.” Dr. Gale agrees, adding “We’re glad to be able to provide another high-quality option for our patients.”
Dr. Glen Feltham is proud to be a board member for the SCOA (South Carolina Orthopedic Association). In March 2019 he attended a meeting in Columbia with our Governor, Henry McMaster and local legislators. Dr. Feltham enjoyed the day, saying “It was great to meet our state representatives and have the opportunity to discuss pending legislation regarding Health Care in South Carolina. It was a great day on the Hill.”
April 9, 2019 was the quarterly UCATS (Upper Catawba Athletic Trainers’ Society) meeting. This meeting addressed concussion care, and included presentations from ATCs and PTs in the area. Dr. Feltham, along with Rich Biggers from Ivy Rehab, helped coordinate & host this continuing education event.