• Are you fatigued and cramp a lot when you exercise?

    Are you fatigued and cramp a lot when you exercise?- Inspired by real-life cases - Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical activity, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. Fatigue is a common symptom, and it is usually not due to a serious disease. But it can...
  • What is Low Testosterone, how does it affect me as an athlete, and how to manage it?

    What is Low Testosterone, Primary Hypogonadism, how does it affect me as an athlete, and howto manage it?Male hypogonadism means the testicles don't produce enough of the male sexhormone testosterone. There are two basic types of hypogonadism:- Primary: This type of hypogonadism — also...
  • The Power to Heal by Being Compassionate

    Healing is a powerful tool. Many of my posts are dedicated to traditional and alternative fun facts in medicine and the field of sports medicine.  I believe we have many routes that we heal by. These include thoughts, activity, and ingestion.  Thoughts can be positive, kind...
  • What is 432 Hz Tuning? How and why does it relate to our well being as an athlete?

    What is 432 Hz Tuning? How and why does it relate to our well being as an athlete? Do you listen to music when you are in pain? How about when working out?To understand the healing power behind 432Hz, you must first learn about another frequency, 8Hz. It is said that 8Hz is the fundamental “...
  • What are statins? What does statin intolerance mean? Can statin intolerance be managed?

    Statins, which include such brand names as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, and Crestor, are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in clinical practice. They are usually well tolerated and effectively prevent cardiovascular events (for e.g. acute coronary syndrome – heart attacks)...
  • What is PRP? Is PRP for me? Will PRP improve my condition?

    PRP is a therapy in which the patient’s own blood is used to activate, and accelerate a healing response in damaged tendons, ligaments, muscle, and bone. The body naturally creates platelets and white blood cells in reaction to an injury. Thanks to modern technology it is possible to...
  • Exercise for patients with High Blood Pressure

    Do you have high blood pressure? Are you hesitant to start a program with your high blood pressure?  Are there guidelines on exercising and having high blood pressure?  Did you know that:regular exercise can lower your Blood Pressure by as much as 5-15 mm HGFit men and women w/ high...

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!

PRO TREATMENT FOR EVERY ATHLETE.

Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the severe medically ill, Dr Carfagno manages the spectrum of your health.  Created in a unique setting of Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, along with a Metabolic  Physiological Lab, SSMI Redefines Primary Care.  

At Scottsdale Sports Medicine, it doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a dedicated amateur--we believe every athlete deserves top of the line care. Dr. David Carfagno and his team are ready to help you take your health and fitness to the next level with a state of the art facility, cutting edge treatments and trusted techniques. We offer comprehensive care for the complete athlete, sports injury treatments including impact testing and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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