Injuries Treated

Lacerations, a type of cut, can happen anywhere on the body, but it’s especially troubling when you have a cut on the face. Mend Clinic is Salem’s ER alternative specializing in lacerations and is open for walk-ins seven days per week. Although some lacerations might be pain-free and barely noticeable, they are easily spotted on the face and often demand...

Schools require sports physicals for a reason, but it can be easy to forget that task when you’re getting the kids ready for the school year or prepping yourself for college as a student-athlete. Fortunately, Mend Clinic is open seven days per week and welcomes walk-ins. With orthopedic specialists on site, the Salem urgent care clinic also specializes in providing...

‘Tis the season of homecoming games, evening practices, and cheering on the kids as the school season gets into full swing. However, Mend Clinic also knows that it’s the time of year where sports injuries such as fractures are on the rise. There’s no such thing as an “off-season” for many athletes, especially if you enjoy a solo sport or are on...

Should you heat or ice a strain and/or sprain? It’s one of the most common questions at Mend Clinic—and ice is one of the most popular “prescriptions.” However, are there different treatments for strains and sprains? Usually not, as both ligaments and muscles respond similarly to treatment. Muscles can get strained. This happens when a muscle is over-stretched or even torn....

Broken bones are rarely thought of as deadly, but research shows the two are directly related for the elderly. In July 2018, a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests broken bones in the elderly can “increase their risk of death for up to 10 years.” Mend Clinic is your ER alternative in Salem staffed by...

It sounds counterintuitive, but kids who play multiple sports tend to get hurt less. Mend Clinic specializes in treating athletes of all ages, with orthopedic specialists on staff—something that’s not guaranteed at any ER. In fact, ERs often refer patients to orthopedic doctors! How can playing multiple sports help prevent injuries? Injuries and Summer Sports About 1.5 million kids suffer a serious...

Whether it’s working in the garage or cultivating that garden, summer is ripe with injury risks. Mend Clinic specializes in treating lacerations, fractures, and a number of urgent injuries that often send people to the ER. Wait times in the ER can be long, and visits are very costly. Unless it’s a true emergency, you may be able to save...

Summer is in full swing, and it’s prime season for broken bones and fractures. Mend Clinic is your Salem, OR ER alternative where patients are seen faster than in the ER seven days per week (get seen even quicker by making an appointment, which is completely optional). Some bones are easier to break than others, and many are surprised to...

Adults who work full-time spend the majority of their waking hours at work or commuting to or from work. Mend Clinic regularly treats work injuries and specializes in helping employees complete key aspects of their workers’ compensation claim. Summer months are peak season for work injuries because many people take seasonal jobs that take them outdoors. However, work injuries don’t...