Understanding Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common issue that can affect people of all ages and activity levels. Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who experiences discomfort during everyday activities, knee pain can significantly impact your quality of life. At Radiant Physical Therapy in San Jose, we specialize in diagnosing and treating knee pain to help you get back to doing what you love.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can arise from various conditions and injuries. Here are some common causes:

1. Injuries

  • Ligament Injuries: Tears or sprains in the ligaments, such as the ACL, MCL, or PCL, are common in sports and high-impact activities.
  • Meniscus Tears: The meniscus can be torn due to sudden twists or turns, especially during sports.
  • Tendonitis: Overuse can lead to inflammation of the tendons, commonly known as patellar tendonitis or “jumper’s knee.”

2. Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis: This degenerative joint disease is a common cause of knee pain, especially in older adults.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune condition that can cause painful inflammation in the knee joints.

3. Overuse and Repetitive Strain

  • Runner’s Knee: Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, this condition is caused by repetitive stress on the knee.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the knee joint, can cause significant pain.

4. Muscle Imbalances

  • Quadriceps and Hamstrings: Imbalanced muscles around the knee can lead to improper joint alignment and pain.

Our Approach to Knee Pain Treatment

At Radiant Physical Therapy, we take a personalized approach to knee pain treatment. Our experienced physical therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of your pain. Based on this evaluation, we will create a customized treatment plan that may include:

  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Targeted exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knee and improve stability.
  • Stretching and Flexibility: Programs to enhance flexibility and prevent future injuries.
  • Modalities: Use of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or cold/heat therapy to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Education: Guidance on proper body mechanics, posture, and activity modification to prevent re-injury.
Nanda Kumar Belliraman Subramanian
Nanda Kumar Belliraman Subramanian
2024-06-29
I came to know this physical therapy center by myself through surfing Google. Mrs. Mruga who is the physical therapist given caring and full support for my wife. She is very friendly and her way of giving therapy is phenomenal. She thoroughly listened to my spouse medical history on day 1 and started the session with complete professionalism. The ambience and hospitality are very good. I sincerely thankful to Mrs. Mruga for all her support throughout multiple sessions. I strongly recommend Radiant Physical therapy for one who looking for therapy which provide positive response within San Jose location. My Best wishes to Mrs. mruga for all your future endeavors. Thanks again.
Dipti Patel
Dipti Patel
2024-06-24
I really live it. Friendly environment.
rohit vaidya
rohit vaidya
2024-06-21
Mruga Dani is a very good physiotherapist. I had a couple of injuries from marathon training. She helped me understand what was happening and explained the severity to me. During the sessions she talks. She will help you understand the technicalities by telling you how each exercise or stretching helps and which muscle group it targets. She did not limit herself to treating a specific injury. She helped me understand how the injury was related to weakness in certain muscle groups. We worked towards making those muscle groups stronger. I had a very holistic recovery as well as learning experience working with her. I am able to run better, faster and stronger. I don't hope for any injuries anymore but would like to work with her in the future.
GK
GK
2024-06-07
Visited Radiant with stiff neck and they were able to accommodate me in the same day. The exercises and suggestions provided by Mruga are very helpful in alleviating the pain.
Pooja Pandya
Pooja Pandya
2024-06-03
Here comes Mruga Dani as a savior at Radiant Physical Therapy! I was suffering from severe pain on my hip and lower back which went on for a week.The session was very satisfactory where the pain was thoroughly checked and no rush on reaching to conclusion. I was given demonstration for each exercise and also was advised to continue at home. Also, I liked how she accommodates with your preference to the appointment timings. I highly recommend Radiant PT for top-notch care and personal attention.
Jason Lee
Jason Lee
2024-05-31
This is my first time getting treatment from a physical therapist and I can say it has been an amazing experience. Their expertise and dedication to my recovery have been outstanding. Each session is tailored to my needs, and I've seen incredible progress. The facility is clean, well-equipped, and offers a welcoming atmosphere. If you're looking for top-notch physical therapist, this is the place!
Suruchi Shah
Suruchi Shah
2024-05-30
Radiant Physical Therapy stands out for its exceptional care. Under the guidance of Mruga Dani, my shoulder and neck injury, which had been a persistent issue impacting my sleep for weeks, found swift relief. Ms. Dani's nuanced approach and dedication to detail ensured that the treatment was not only effective but also tailored to my specific needs. There was a noticeable improvement within days, leading to a full recovery. I am genuinely grateful for Ms. Dani's professionalism and the quality of care provided. Would highly recommend!!
Julianna Acero
Julianna Acero
2024-05-24
I recently had my first session with Dr. Mruga, and I can confidently say she is the kindest doctor I have ever met. Her thorough examination and compassionate approach were truly remarkable. During our initial visit, she not only assessed my condition meticulously but also encouraged me to advocate for further screenings if my symptoms worsen, demonstrating her thoughtfulness and dedication to my well-being. Dr. Mruga’s kindness and genuine care have made a significant impression on me, and I am genuinely excited about continuing treatment with her. Her ability to blend professionalism with empathy is unparalleled, and I have not experienced such a level of compassion with any other doctor. If you are in need of a physical therapist, I highly recommend visiting Dr. Mruga. Her commitment to her patients' health and her considerate manner ensure that you will receive exceptional care. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars because she truly deserves it.
Anagha Mathew
Anagha Mathew
2024-05-10
I cannot recommend Mruga highly enough for anyone in need of pelvic floor physical therapy. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and understood. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable but also compassionate and attentive to my needs. After struggling with diastasis recti, I was desperate for a solution. Thankfully, I found Mruga, who not only provided effective treatment but also empowered me with knowledge and encouragement every step of the way. I was amazed to see visible changes within the first few weeks of treatment! Her personalized approach and expertise truly made all the difference. I am forever grateful for the positive impact she has had on my health and well-being. If you're searching for a pelvic floor physical therapist who goes above and beyond, look no further than Mruga Dani. Thank you for everything!
Shishir Malani
Shishir Malani
2024-05-08
Dr. Mruga Dani is one of the most hard working and considerate doctors with not only an advanced knowledge of PT techniques but also an amazing bedside manner. Not only has she cured my neck/back pain issues, but has been instrumental in helping me rehab my knee after ACL and meniscus surgery. Her 1:1 personalized and dedicated care combined with spacious and well equipped facilities have helped my speedy recovery. Thank you!