• How do I know if I just strained my calf or if it's something more serious?

    Case: A 37 year old female came into Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute for an injury that occurred over 12 weeks ago while she was surfing. The cord of the board wrapped around her lower leg and pulled on her calf. She immediately experienced severe pain that she described as sharp as well as... Read more
  • Wednesday Night Clinic Hours now open!!!

    Staring tonight, Scottsdale Sports Medicine has opened up its Wednesday evening clinic from 6 pm to 9 pm!! Accommodating patients and adding convenience for those who don't have to take off work or school.   Read more
  • Do you have foot and heel pain?

    Case: A 45 year old female complaining of right heel pain came into Scottsdale Sports Medicine last week. The pain began several months ago, and was primarily located on her right heel and radiated throughout the bottom of her foot. She described the pain as sharp, present within the first few... Read more
  • Fun Facts: Cardiovascular Physiology in Exercise

    Exercise PhysiologyDuring exercise there are a wide range of metabolic demands put on the body, especially with endurance activities.  Endurance exercises place demands on the heart and blood vessels to deliver oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and dissipate heat from the muscles.  The... Read more
  • Does your Hip have a painful snap or pop?

    Case: 15 year old athletic male presenting with complaints of right hip pain. The onset of pain occurred for several weeks without an acute injury. Located in the right anterior aspect of the hip and radiating towards the groin, the pain described ranging from dull to sharp was consistent... Read more
  • Cyclists: What You Need to Know About Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

    What is Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome?Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome (also referred to as Handlebar Palsy) is caused from compression to the distal ulnar nerve.   Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome results in faintness of ones grip, pain/tenderness in the Guyon’s canal, and possible numbness and/or tingling in... Read more
  • Winning Nutrition: Dietary Needs of Elite Rowers

    The sport of rowing presents unique set of exercise demands on an individual.  It is typically considered a power sport, however endurance is equally important.  A rower must have enough strength and power to push the pace as well as endurance to keep them from burning out before the... Read more

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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