Injuries Treated

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...

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...

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...

Mend Clinic is Salem’s ER alternative. We’re halfway between seeing your regular physician and an emergency room visit. Urgent care clinics are often misunderstood, and some people aren’t sure exactly when they should go to urgent care. A lot of people are also surprised by the array of technologies and medical care available at Mend Clinic. For instance, did you...

Oregonians are automating everything in their home, and garage door automation is a priority for many. However, with a change to garage doors comes the risk of more garage door accidents, an unfortunate trend seen at Mend Clinic. Impulse Research Survey revealed that 55 percent of Americans spend 90 minutes per week in their garage for hobbies and Moen discovered...

What’s the difference between a freestanding emergency department (FSED), emergency room (ER), and urgent care? Quite a lot of money according to a study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine—and that comes as no surprise to the Mend Clinic team. Most patients are familiar with the ER, but an FSED is an emergency department not attached to a hospital. They...

Whether you’re a native Oregonian or a transplant (we won’t tell), there’s a good chance one of the reasons you love Oregon is for the year-round sports. Mend Clinic treats a lot of sports injuries, and the team hears a lot of stories. Some of the best stories (or worst, depending on which side of the storytelling you’re on) stems...

Why deal with the hassle of scheduling an appointment with your general physician when urgent care can meet your needs faster—and for a fee often not much higher? Going to urgent care clinics instead of seeing a GP is a trend Mend Clinic has noticed since opening their doors, and now it’s being backed up by research. According to the...

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you want a clinic that’s open right now and accepts your health insurance. Mend Clinic is open seven days per week and accepts a wide range of insurance including the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Medicare, and Medicaid. In fact, if you do Google this popular query, you’ll find that the most common auto-fills...