Sprains

Sprains and strains are bound to happen to everyone, but there are measures you can take to minimize your risk. However, when a nasty sprain or strain does occur, you can always count on Mend Clinic—Salem, OR’s ER alternative—to treat you seven days per week. Sprains and strains are some of the most common orthopedic injuries, and Mend Clinic is...

We often take our hands and feet for granted until something goes wrong. At Mend Clinic, many patients complain of pain in their hand or foot, but often can’t remember how the pain started and can have trouble describing it. Fortunately, with orthopedic doctors on staff seven days per week, you likely won’t need a referral when you come into...

At Mend Clinic, many patients walk in with complaints of a contusion. Contusions occur when a blood vessel or capillary spills blood into the area below the skin. It’s a kind of hematoma, which describes any incident when there’s blood outside of a vessel. It sounds like a pretty serious condition, but it’s really just the medical term for a...

We usually think of strains and sprains as annoying and maybe a little painful, but debilitating? Mend Clinic treats all types of orthopedic urgent care situations, and staff has seen a number of strains and sprains capable of making a person nearly unable to function. We depend on our back to do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively) including bending...

The sun has finally come out, and Oregonians are flocking to their great outdoors to train for Hood to Coast, windsurf in the Gorge, or frolic on the coast without a winter jacket. Mend Clinic treats a wide variety of sports injuries year-round, but there are some injuries that spike in the summer months. Among the top injuries we expect...

Just up north, Portland has more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else in the country—and Mend Clinic has treated a fair share of dancers. If you think the pole tricks and dancing in six-inch stilettos is easy, you’ve likely bought into the fantasy of a night out at the club. The reality is that dance clubs can be a...

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...

A wrist sprain, strain, or fracture is increasingly common in the spring months thanks to gardening and warm weather sports. Mend Clinic treats many walk-in patients complaining of wrist pain, whether it’s carpal tunnel syndrome from being on a computer for work or a wrist sprain from getting the summer garden in order. Are Sprains and Strains Interchangeable? Sprains and strains are...

Using mobile devices excessively has led to an increase in strains and tendinitis from “tech neck” to tennis elbow (no tennis required). Urgent care doctors at Mend Clinic have noticed this trend, which can happen from repetitive movements (like using a laptop). There has been an increase in strains from the neck and shoulders down through the back thanks to...

An “ankle roll” is a kind of sprained ankle, and a common ailment treatment at Salem, OR’s Mend Clinic. Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of injuries. They happen for a number of reasons, including the fact that humans are spending more and more time on flat surfaces. We have a lot of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles,...