Carpal Tunnel

As the work landscapes change, so do the work injuries. Mend Clinic treats a wide variety of work injuries, and helps with parts of workers’ compensation claims, but sometimes the staff gets nostalgic for the wild stories of work injuries past. We may be a brand-new clinic in Salem, OR, but the staff and doctors working here have a rich...

Nearly every employer in Oregon is required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for injuries at work. Mend Clinic specializes in helping patients file key aspects of their workers’ compensation claim. Filing a claim requires submission via a doctor, which will be taken care of when you are treated at Mend Clinic. However, there are a lot of myths when it...

There are 27 bones in the human hand and eight in the wrist, all of them relatively small and heavily used. Mend Clinic is an urgent care center with orthopedic specialists on site, offering a faster and much more affordable ER alternative in Salem, OR. With scores of bones and numerous types of injuries, the hand and wrist are vulnerable...

Some are surprised to learn that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common complaint in workers' compensation claims. The repetitive stress injury happens when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed. This nerve travels into the hand via a tunnel at the wrist, and can be found on the palm-side of the hand. The median nerve is in charge...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury increasingly common in nearly every industry and job title, as more of the work is being done on computers and mobile devices. At Mend Clinic, we see patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who are office workers, athletes, manual laborers, and executives. The relatively common ailment used to be most often diagnosed in...

Mend Clinic sees a lot of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. It's no surprise given our increased dependence on mobile devices and computers (especially for work). However, the increase in carpal tunnel syndrome has also led to many devices designed to help prevent this syndrome and to provide pain relief. Both prevention and pain relief can include lifestyle changes, but...

Most people have heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and at Mend Clinic we see plenty of cases. Carpal tunnel syndrome and its cousin, cubital tunnel syndrome, are painful and chronic conditions that require treatment from a hand specialist. However, both conditions started to boom in the 1980s. Previously, although carpal tunnel syndrome certainly existed, it was diagnosed as compression...

When accidents happen, and emergencies arise, you deserve the highest quality care that only an alternative to the ER can provide. The emergency room is notorious for long waits and a lack of specialists. If you need a referral, the ER can be just the start of your path to wellness. Salem’s new ER alternative - Mend Clinic - has...