• Staying hydrated but still cramping?

    Staying hydrated but still cramping?Cramping is a bane of the endurance athlete and weekend warrior alike. It can ruin a record pace or be a painful end to your favorite activities.  Often simply staying hydrated and keeping your ‘electrolytes’ balanced is the best way to stop it,... Read more
  • Should I worry about high blood pressure?

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the major causes of death and disability today.. Though it is often initially asymptomatic, hypertension is implicated in significantly increased risks for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and kidney failure.  Minimizing... Read more
  • Caring for loved ones can be mentally and physically taxing. Come WALK with us on OCT 8 th!

    Caring for others is one of the most rewarding and loving acts that we do.  Often, we care for others so much that we neglect our own well beings and become stressed out ourselves.  Some of us may even feel guilty of leaving our loved ones in other's care for a few... Read more
  • No trauma to my Back? But now I have pain with walking!

    It's very common to see asymptomatic, bulging disc after the age of 30 and unlikely to cause spinal nerve root compression.  It's important to understand the difference between disc bulging versus disc herniation.  Bulging disc appears round and symmetrical compared to... Read more
  • Crash Diet? READ this before you do...

    I know what you are thinking... Lose weight is simply: "I should eat less calories and expend more calories.  Simple Math!"  There is more to it than what the public is telling you.  Understand what crash and fad diets are doing to your body will prevent fast rebound... Read more
  • Are you a runner? No apparent injury but now you feel lower body pain?

    Overview: A retrospective survey of 2886 runners reported an overall injury rate of 46%. Injured runners were more likely to be male and to run six days per week and more than 30 miles each week.  No single reason have been given as the primary cause of these injuries; ... Read more
  • Is Arthritis causing havoc on your golf game?

    Overview: Osteoarthritis is the most common rheumatic disease, a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by joint destruction.  Up to 80% of patients have some limitation of their activities and 25% are unable to perform their usual daily activities.  By the age of 40,... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


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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