• What Happens to My Heart When I Exercise?

  • Skier's Thumb: A Reason to Consider Snowboarding?

    What is Skier's Thumb?Skier's Thumb, also known as Gamekeeper's Thumb, refers to a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) on the inside of the thumb. As the name suggests the injury is common in skiers. During a fall on the slopes the thumb can become jammed against the ski pole... Read more
  • What a Torn Meniscus in Your Knee May Mean for You

    It can ruin your weekend ski trip. It can disrupt an enjoyable pickup basketball game. It can even occur when you simply step off a curb wrong. An injury to the meniscus in your knee is generally very painful and can be accompanied by a "popping" sound, swelling, and joint locking or... Read more
  • Single Leg Squats: A Case of a Pain in the Butt

    Single Leg Squat vs Double Leg SquatSquats using one or two legs will offer training emphasis to different muscles. Squats in general offers excellent primary muscle training of the gluteus maximus and quadriceps and secondary muscle training of the erector spinae, transverse abdominus, gluteus... Read more
  • Sugar makes the world go round and get round...

    Sugar has a huge presence in our diet; it is a source of energy but also a enabler of potential health risks. In fact, there are actually different types of sugar molecules as well as alternatives that mimick sugar's sweet flavor. In this article, we will discuss the many types of sugars and... Read more
  • Osteitis Pubis: How muscle imbalance can make your pelvis ache!

    We recently encountered a young athletic male patient who came with pelvic pain mostly on his pubic bone without hearing any abnormal pop that started when he was training for an intense sport. After a thorough workup, we came to a diagnosis of Osteitis Pubis. In this article, we will discuss the... Read more
  • Testosterone Therapy: Do you really need it?

    A 2013 article published in JAMA stated that there has been a dramatic increase in inappropriate use of testosterone therapy in healthy middle-aged and older men. One possible reason for this is the rise in direct-to-consumer advertising encouraging the use of testosterone products for nonspecific... 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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