Carpal Tunnel

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...

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...

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...

If you find yourself Googling “urgent care near me,” two things are certain: You’ve got a semi-serious owie going on, and you’re pretty savvy. Mend Clinic is the “urgent care near me” you’re looking for in Salem. As an ER alternative, Mend Clinic treats a wide range of issues from lacerations and cuts to broken bones. If you can’t see...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is almost exclusively a repetitive stress injury. Mend Clinic specialists have seen a spike in these cases, and it’s no surprise. The injury presents as a weakness, tingling, or numbness in the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there’s pressure on the median nerve, which extends along the length of your arm and passes through the wrist...

Have you picked up a summer gig? That’s great news, but make sure you have Mend Clinic’s information tucked away since summer jobs tend to be a little more dangerous than their year-round counterparts. Many summer jobs are seasonal and take advantage of the great weather. Common gigs include working at summer camps, painting houses, and leading outdoor activities like...