In the event of a workplace injury, employees in Oregon are allowed to choose which provider they use to file their Worker’s Compensation claim. However, not every provider accepts Workers Comp claims. Mend Clinic Urgent Care does accept Workers Comp. Additionally, our status as orthopedic specialties means we are even more qualified than your average emergency room team to handle many of...

Many orthopedic injuries require immediate medical attention, including but not limited to: Broken Bones Dislocated Joints Bad Sprains Other Injuries Required X-Rays These injuries can’t wait for a scheduled doctor's appointment. Attempting to carry out activities of daily living with a serious orthopedic injury could make the problem worse. In the past, the go-to walk-in clinic solution was an emergency room (ER)....

Carpal tunnel syndrome is when a nerve is being compressed that causes pain in the hand and fingers. It’s sometimes caused by movements that are repetitive, but it’s also caused by the retention of fluid. In addition to the pain, many people that suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome feel numbness, tingling and burning in their hands and fingers. The pain of...

There was a time when carpal tunnel syndrome was mostly suffered by those who had a job that required repetitive hand or wrist movements—and now that’s just about everyone. Mend Clinic provides urgent care in the Salem area seven days per week, and that includes treating carpal tunnel syndrome. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that carpal tunnel syndrome...

Spring isn’t just the season for broken bones; back injuries and spine injuries are also in peak season. Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world, and Mend Clinic offers urgent care seven days per week with orthopedic specialists on-site. Back injuries are common because our spine is an intricate system that does a big job. No...

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you’ll probably see Mend Clinic pop up. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Salem, open seven days per week, and there are always shorter lines compared to the ER. However, you might also see a lot of other options “near me” when you see where Mend Clinic is located. Urgent care takes care...

Sticks and stones may break your bones, and that’s especially true in the spring months, according to the Wall Street Journal. When the weather warms up, there are gardening tasks to tackle, spring sports to play, and plenty of opportunities for a broken bone or stubbed toe. Oregonians are particularly accident prone in the spring after a chilly winter of...

We have 26 bones and 100 muscles in the foot, along with a lot of connective tissue. With all of those working parts, there’s a lot of potential for injuries. Mend Clinic offers urgent care and is a Salem ER alternative. With orthopedic specialists on-site and an office open seven days per week, if you have a foot injury you...

Dropping something on your foot can be incredibly painful—but how do you know if that bruised toe is broken or just, well, bruised? Surprisingly, a lot of the time broken bones in the toes aren’t noticeable, but Mend Clinic is always available no matter what kind of foot pain you’re having. The smaller the bone, the less painful the break....

Lacerations, also known as cuts, are common reasons patients walk into the Mend Clinic. While many lacerations are relatively mild and might heal on their own, it’s always a good idea to seek medical attention—after all, a laceration means your body is at risk of infection. Once an infection has set in, it can quickly become serious. It’s not always...