After-Hours Urgent Ortho Care is now available in Wilton, Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Physician Spotlight on Dr. Eliana Cardozo

How did you get interested in medicine and physical medicine/rehabilitation/sports medicine in particular?

I have always had an interest in movement and exercise. My background in exercise physiology exposed me to the sports medicine world, and from there, I became passionate about keeping people as active as possible by helping diagnose and treat their musculoskeletal conditions.

What is your practice philosophy?

I believe in taking an individualized approach to each patient, working together with a patient’s goals and lifestyle to make a specific treatment plan that incorporates their body’s biomechanics and goals.

What are some of the conditions you treat, and how do you treat them?

I treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions in both athletes and active individuals. I have special interests in musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections, pregnancy/postpartum related musculoskeletal issues, and regenerative medicine (including platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy). I also treat the following:

  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calf Muscle Strain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Elbow Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hamstrings Strain
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis elbow
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Epicondylitis/golfer’s elbow
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splint
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

It is a very exciting time in the world of sports medicine. We are learning more about regenerative medicine therapies, which can help certain conditions that do not respond to first-line treatments such as physical therapy. The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound has also revolutionized sports medicine, enabling image-guided procedures and injections. Additionally, ultrasound can also be used as an extension of our physical exam to help diagnose certain conditions.

What are your personal interests?

I love staying active through cycling and yoga. I also enjoy spending time with my family, baking, and enjoying nature together.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Hands down, my favorite part is when a patient comes back or writes to tell me that their pain or issue is completely resolved, thanks to my treatment, and they are back to their favorite activities!