Sports Injuries

Oregon has the eighth longest ER wait time in the country, and it’s only going to get worse in the winter months. Mend Clinic is Salem, OR’s ER alternative where patients can be seen faster and sent home earlier. Walk-ins are welcome every day of the week, and the staff is trained to help patients complete and submit some aspects...

If you or your student prefer winter sports to autumn, you missed out on the sports physical rush of the new year. But don’t worry, because Mend Clinic offers sports physicals year-round and can quickly get athletes approved to play in just 30 minutes. Remember to bring any paperwork required by the coach or team. No appointment is necessary, but...

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...

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...

What better way to spend summer vacation than joining a summer little league or practicing for the upcoming school year’s big games? Unfortunately, sports and injuries go hand in hand no matter how safe the circumstances may be. Mend Clinic is Salem, OR’s ER alternative, open seven days per week to treat your little athletes-in-training. We are in the midst...

Fractures are unfortunately a common occurrence in sports. Mend Clinic regularly treats injured athletes with broken bones and always has orthopedic specialists on site. However, athletes tend to suffer certain types of fractures more often than their less sporty counterparts. Which sports-related fractures are the most common? Collar Bone Fracture Sprains and strains are much more common in sports than fractures, but...

A sprain is the over-stretching or tearing of a ligament, while a strain is the over-stretching or tearing of a muscle. Both are commonly treated at Mend Clinic Urgent Care in Salem, and although these injuries aren’t as serious as a broken bone they can take an athlete out of the game—sometimes for an entire season. Severity varies greatly, and...