Hand and Wrist

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you’ll probably see Mend Clinic pop up. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Salem, open seven days per week, and there are always shorter lines compared to the ER. However, you might also see a lot of other options “near me” when you see where Mend Clinic is located. Urgent care takes care...

Hand and wrist pain is one of the most common complaints patients have when they come to Mend Clinic. That’s no surprise, considering the hand has 27 bones and 34 muscles. The skin on the hand is also some of the thinnest on the body, making hand lacerations more painful and common. There is a myriad of accidents that can...

Nobody wants to spend the holidays in the ER, which is why an urgent care clinic might be the surprise holiday gift you never saw coming. Mend Clinic in Salem is the region’s premium ER alternative, offering urgent care services seven days per week—including on holidays. This time of year, urgent care injuries are on the rise. Here are a...

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...

Can’t get your wedding ring off? Has your fingers or hand suddenly swollen up to alarming proportions and you can’t figure out why? It’s a scary situation that brings many patients to Mend Clinic, but the majority of the time finger and hand swelling isn’t serious. Still, you need to rule out potentially dangerous underlying causes and treat the swelling...

Chronic pain is just that—chronic, ongoing, but oftentimes preventable and manageable. Mend Clinic treats many work injuries that are chronic and often caused by repetitive motion. How you manage, or handle, pain on a day-to-day basis can make a huge impact on your overall sense of well-being. Physical pain can impact your mental, emotional, spiritual and social health, causing a...

Have you picked up a summer gig? That’s great news, but make sure you have Mend Clinic’s information tucked away since summer jobs tend to be a little more dangerous than their year-round counterparts. Many summer jobs are seasonal and take advantage of the great weather. Common gigs include working at summer camps, painting houses, and leading outdoor activities like...

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...

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,...