Best Knee Braces For Pain When Squatting

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HELP WITH KNEE PAIN FROM SQUATTING?

Squatting is a very common movement that is performed as part of our everyday activity (e.g. squatting to pick something up or with weights). Sometimes you may feel a pain or discomfort behind your kneecap or in the structures surrounding the knee joint. This can be caused by muscular imbalances, causing the kneecap to move in a way that causes pain or be related to a medical condition like arthritis.


Bauerfeind’s high-quality knee supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the pain symptoms and instabilities associated with squatting. We have appropriate braces dedicated to minimise the tension and discomfort you may feel in your knee through the gentle massage provided from the viscoelastic padding embedded in the brace. The gentle fabric is comfortable and flexible, allowing you to continually perform everyday activities like squatting without any restrictions to movement. A good knee brace for squatting includes the bestselling GenuTrain, which provides targeted support for pain relief of the knee.

 

HOW TO HELP MINIMISE OR MANAGE KNEE PAIN WHEN SQUATTING?

  • 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.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.
  • Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises.

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

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR SQUATTING


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.

Sports Knee Support

The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee.

$129.95

Get effective protection against excessive strain during sporting activity with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support. The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

  • Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear
  • Innovative pad for absorbing pressure peaks
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • Machine washable
  • The sports knee brace will fit the left or right leg
  • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use

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 DOES MY KNEE HURT WHEN SQUATTING?


Not using proper form when squatting can aggravate the knee and lead to pain. Make sure your knees stay behind your toes and push your rear outwards. Your glutes should be supporting most of the weight.