Foot and Ankle

We often take the smallest things for granted, but what fingers and toes lack in size they make up for in pain when they get fractured. Mend Clinic specializes in orthopedics, and these little bones can kick up quite a fuss when they’re broken. However, “broken” can mean quite a few things, ranging from a hairline crack in a pinky...

Most ankle pain is caused by a sprain, but it can also be an instability, gout, nerve compression, arthritis, tendinitis, a structural misalignment, infection, or even a fracture. Mend Clinic is Salem, OR’s ER alternative where orthopedic specialists are available every day of the week to treat a variety of injuries, including foot and ankle pain. Common signs that something’s...

Chloe, a 32-year-old yoga teacher, was on vacation in Manhattan when she found herself waiting nine hours in the Emergency Room to be seen for a mystery condition. This is her story, and why Mend Clinic encourages patients who require urgent care to save time, money, and stress by choosing an ER alternative. I was visiting a friend in New York,...

The foot is made up of numerous bones, but the ankle joint consists of just three. Mend Clinic regularly sees patients from all walks of life suffering from broken ankles, but athletes are at an especially high risk. A few weeks ago, Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox made national news when it was revealed that a small crack in...

Mend Clinic always keeps abreast of the latest advances in technology, particularly orthopedics technology from around the world. Orthopedic manufacturer Corin has teamed up with implant maker Ossis in a new joint venture agreement announced in late 2017. Corin, a global company founded in 1985 specializing in shoulder, hip, ankle, and knee technology, is a long-standing leader in revolutionary orthopedic innovation....

The ankle includes just three bones-the tibia (shinbone), fibula, and talus-but this overused joint is prone to injury. From an ankle sprain to an ankle fracture, ankle injuries have become increasingly common because Western lifestyle encourages atrophy. Mend Clinic offers orthopedic specialists on-site every day of the week so patients can be seen quicker and at a much lower cost...

The foot is one of the most complex structures in the body with 26 bones and 33 joints. Twenty of those joints are regularly used, particularly in athletes and yogis. The human foot also contains 107 ligaments as well as 19 muscles and tendons. It's no wonder that Mend Clinic regularly sees patients suffering from foot pain and injuries. A...