Knowledge Base

  • Your back of the knee pain might be a Baker’s cyst

  • Published on Oct 24 2016

    Back of the knee pain can be caused by a range of conditions. An acute injury or slow chronic onset can help determine the cause and treatment of the pain. One of the most common causes of back of the knee pain is due to inflammation of the popliteal bursa. When this occurs, the condition is... Read More


  • Now Offering Exercise Consults!

  • Published on Oct 24 2016

    SSMI is proud to announce we are now offering exercise consults with our exercise physiologist on staff!!  This is a 30 minute appointment aimed at prescribing an individualized exercise program based on your current fitness level, goals and... Read More


  • Whatever your Arena is, give it your all...

  • Published on Oct 11 2016

    Dr Carfagno's mantra in his medical practice is literally being in the Arena, arena of life.  Since fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, he stumbled upon the Arena Quote by Teddy Roosevelt which exemplifies living life to the fullest without hesitation and giving it your all, whether you win or lose... Read More


  • If you have low back pain, yoga might help!

  • Published on Oct 03 2016

    Recent research about the health benefits of yoga might encourage you to add it to your daily routine, especially if you have chronic low back pain. Yoga has long been used as a staple of natural health and wellness, and is now recognized for other potential health benefits. It... Read More


  • Wednesday Night Clinic Hours now open!!!

  • Published on Sep 07 2016

    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?

  • Published on Sep 07 2016

    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... Read More


  • Fun Facts: Cardiovascular Physiology in Exercise

  • Published on Sep 06 2016

    Exercise Physiology

    During 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... Read More


  • Does your Hip have a painful snap or pop?

  • Published on Aug 30 2016

    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


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