Tendonitis

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...

“Urgent care clinic near me” is, unfortunately, a common search query this time of year (Google sees plenty of it). Just how close is Mend Clinic to your go-to destinations in Salem? A lot closer than you think. Located at 2936 Commercial Street in southeast Salem, it’s very close to government agencies and downtown business. Plus, with ample parking, you...

We often think of tendinitis as a condition caused by overuse or repetitive motion, and that is a common cause. However, Mend Clinic specializes in treating all types of tendinitis, and it’s also common to see a number of diseases causing this painful and sometimes debilitating condition. The first step in figuring out a treatment or pain management plan for...

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...

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...