Best Knee Braces For Brazilian Jui Jitsu

HOW DO I HELP RELIEVE KNEE PAIN RELATED TO BRAZILIAN JUI JITSU?

Knee injuries are fairly common in grappling martial arts. The goal is to place your opponent in joint locks, thus your knees are highly susceptible to injury, sprains and damage to the cartilage. Common movements that cause injury include faulty take downs or joint locks (kneebar, heelhook or toehold). Many Brazilian Jui Jitsu athletes suffer ACL and meniscus injuries.

Bauerfeind’s high-quality knee supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the pain symptoms and instabilities associated with Brazilian Jui Jitsu. The gentle fabric is comfortable and flexible, allowing you to perform without any restrictions to movement. A good knee brace for Jiu Jitsu includes the GenuTrain P3; an advanced brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap (and ideal for sports).

 

HOW TO HELP MINIMISE OR MANAGE KNEE PAIN IN JIU JITSU?

  • Physical therapy. Strengthening exercises prescribed from your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist help to build muscles around the knee, easing the load on the joints and reducing pain.
  • Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises, focusing on the hips.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.
  • Support and brace. A Bauerfeind brace offers enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression, which targets specific joints and relieves pain.
    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR BRAZILIAN JUI JITSU


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.

WHAT INJURIES ARE MOST COMMON IN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Hands and fingers commonly sustain the most injuries, followed by the foot, arm and knees. It is important to practise it safely and do exercises that strengthen your muscles. In the case of an injury, seek medical attention.



Take down your opponent and pain with the support and protection of a Bauerfeind knee brace.