Shoulder

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...

The shoulder is one of the most complex and mobile joints of the body. Mend Clinic specializes in orthopedics, with orthopedic specialists on site, and it’s no surprise that shoulder injuries are one of the biggest complaints that walk-ins to Mend have. We depend on our shoulder for a lot, from helping us walk to being paramount for a number...

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...

The human body has various types of joints, and the type can dictate vulnerabilities and potential for injuries. The ankle, or talocrural joint, is a type of synovial joint that is created with the two bones of the leg (tibia and fibula) and the foot’s talus bone. In terms of function, it’s a hinge joint like the elbow. It moves...

Summer is in full swing, and it’s prime season for broken bones and fractures. Mend Clinic is your Salem, OR ER alternative where patients are seen faster than in the ER seven days per week (get seen even quicker by making an appointment, which is completely optional). Some bones are easier to break than others, and many are surprised to...

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...

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,...

If you assume a natural posture and look in the mirror, you’ll probably see that one shoulder is higher and/or more forward than the other. Symmetry in the body is nearly impossible, but at Mend Clinic we know there’s a difference between healthy asymmetry and shoulder injuries. About 7.5 million people see a doctor for shoulder pain every year, and...

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...

The shoulder is the most complex, mobile joint in the body. At Mend Clinic, shoulder pain and injuries are one of the most common complaints we hear, and with so many working parts in this joint, that's no surprise. The tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones can all be injured during daily activities, sports, or at work. However, diagnosing a shoulder...