07 May Spring is Broken Bone Season
Sticks and stones may break your bones, and that’s especially true in the spring months, according to the Wall Street Journal. When the weather warms up, there are gardening tasks to tackle, spring sports to play, and plenty of opportunities for a broken bone or stubbed toe. Oregonians are particularly accident prone in the spring after a chilly winter of being bundled up indoors. It takes us a little longer to get our spring footing, but when a broken bone happens, you don’t have to spend hours waiting in the ER.
Salem’s urgent care clinic is open seven days per week with orthopedic specialists on-site. When a bone is broken, or you think it may be, it’s important that you see an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible. They aren’t always in the ER, which means you could waste time and money only to be referred to a specialist.
At Mend Clinic, we’re open every day of the week because broken bones happen every day of the week. Broken bones can be very painful, but they don’t always mean you have to go to the ER. You can save time, money, and a lot of stress by depending on your local orthopedic urgent care clinic.
According to the Wall Street Journal, kids, in particular, are especially susceptible to broken bones in the spring. Growth spurts provide the perfect environment for a dangerous fall or tumble. Plus, the sheer excitement of seeing the sun after those months of gray clouds can get anyone excited.
Mend Clinic Is Your Salem ER Alternative!
Schools are encouraging kids to make use of the playgrounds at recess, and it’s the season of baseball, athletic camps, and exploring the many trails around Salem. A broken bone can certainly put a dent in spring fever, but when you can be seen quickly by an orthopedic specialist, it’s easy to get right back into the “spring” of things. If you or your child suffers a break or fracture, consider Mend Clinic urgent care as your Salem ER alternative.