• Managing Hypertension in Athletes

    Hypertension (HTN), or high blood pressure, is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease among athletes. HTN is divided into three classifications. Prehypertension is a bloods pressure over 120/80 but less than 140/90. Stage 1 HTN is a blood pressure of 140/90 to 160/100. Stage 2 HTN is a blood... Read more
  • When Rest Isn't Best

    Rest, icing, compression, and elevation (RICE) are commonly recommended for sports injuries such as strains, sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral disorder, or IT band syndrome. However, prolonged rest results in rapid deconditioning and can lead to a cycle of chronic injury... Read more
  • Are You Getting Enough Protein?

    There are a lot of myths surrounding what is the right amount of protein to include in your diet.  Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, odds are you probably have more than enough protein from consuming a well-rounded diet.  The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein in males and... Read more
  • Are Energy Drinks Safe for Athletes?

     The recent death of a teen due to caffeine-induced sudden cardiac death (SCD) raises concerns about the safety of caffeine use during exercise. Although millions of athletes consume energy drinks daily without adverse effects, there are rare cases in which caffeine causes heart problems and... Read more
  • Create Your Own Post-Op Shoe Part 2

  • Create Your Own Post-Op Shoe

  • Flexibility Series: Upper Body TRX Warm Up

    This week’s topic is a TRX upper body warm up circuit to help prepare you for your upper body workouts.  Dynamic warm ups are excellent movement prep for your workouts, especially when they include movements you plan to include in the given exercise session.  As mentioned in our... 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 weekend warrior, Dr Carfagno, the Athlete's Internist, 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 Sports Medicine.  

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, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary testing, and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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