Best Knee Braces For AFL

HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A KNEE INJURY WHILE PLAYING AFL?

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of an AFL injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression. Some of the most common forms of injury while playing AFL include runner’s knee, hamstring strain, ACL strain and contusion. AFL is known for its high level of physical body contact. By not wearing any protection except for the occasional mouth guard, players are at a high risk of injury.

Common causes include collision, overuse, unstable landings and sharp movement. Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of our 3D weaved medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. Whilst all the Train series are excellent for sport support, the GenuTrain S is ideal for sporting activities. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to handball, hospital kick, and score goals.

 

HOW TO TREAT AN AFL KNEE INJURY

  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can often be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the sprain is more severe you may require surgery.
  • Runner’s Knee. This is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is often due to abnormal mechanics caused by problems close to the knee, forcing the patella to bump against the femoral groove. We recommend speaking with a running specific physiotherapist, they will usually review your running form as well tissue and musculature.
  • Meniscal Tearing. Simple meniscal tears may be treated with the RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications. Advanced tears may require surgery. Muscle weakness or incoordination can predispose you to a ligament sprain or tear.

    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR AFL


GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
  • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

 

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The P3 is the go to knee brace for MMA and BJJ fighter like Conor McGregor.

  • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
  • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury.

$289.95

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Adjustable straps – Lets you control the amount of pressure for a better fit and right amount of support
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
  • Reduced pressure at the edges – Prevents constriction.

GENUPOINT KNEE STRAP

A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon.

$69.05

Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

  • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort

WHY DO MY KNEES HURT DURING AFL?

AFL is a high contact sport with body collisions occurring from all directions at quick speeds. It is rare for padding and protection to be worn thus increasing one’s risk of injury. Often, a player may move in a way that places high stress on the knee, causing an injury.