Best Knee Braces For Surfing

HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A KNEE INJURY WHILE SURFING?

The SecuTec Genu assists with healing a torn ligament, collateral ligament injury or operation on the meniscus, and is best used when the knee joint needs to be stabilised from outside for a period of time. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of a surfing injury by providing strong stabilisation of the knee. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to ride a wave, enjoy a barrel or hang ten.

 

HOW TO TREAT A SURFING KNEE INJURY

    We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating surfing injuries. They may recommend one of the following treatments.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Meniscal Tearing. Simple meniscal tears may be treated with the RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications. Advanced tears may require surgery. Muscle weakness can be a precursor to a ligament sprain or tear.
  • Knee Ligament Injury. Advanced and severe ligament damage will often require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a tissue graft, as the ligament will not generally heal properly otherwise. For grade three knee ligament injuries a hinged knee brace is recommended.

BEST KNEE BRACES FOR SURFING


SecuTec Genu

A versatile knee brace that provides targeted external stabilisation of the knee joint. Able to be used in salt water, rust proof with replaceable comfort pads.

$1299.95 - Buy Now

  • Extremely lightweight yet strong stabilisation of the knee joint.
  • Recommended for surfers that have experienced ruptures and other knee instabilities.
  • Made from Aerospace grade aluminium.
  • Now available in Australia.

The knee brace is easy to put on and take off, fits perfectly and is very comfortable to wear.

 

Bauerfeind GenuTrain S - Hinged Knee Brace

Usable in salt water, an adjustable knee brace with hinged sidebars to guide the knee’s movement while providing extra stability and mild offloading of the joint.

$289.95 - Buy Now

The Bauerfeind GenuTrain S provides reliable support for the knee thanks to the combination of joint side bars and an adjustable strap system. Designed for surfers who have already had medium to serious knee injuries and are seeking support for everyday use or during sporting activities. A good knee brace for stability suited to the following sports:

  • Surfing, when impacted by lateral movement problems.
  • Martial arts.
  • Weightlifting.
  • We recommend the brace is washed and allowed to dry after each use in the ocean.

As the GenuTrain S provides lateral knee support it makes it one of the best knee brace for ACL/MCL tears.

 

HOW DO I TREAT KNEE PAIN FROM SURFING?

Making sure you complete appropriate warm ups prior to and after surfing to help relax and loosen muscles. Don’t squat on your board for extended periods of time as this can cause extra strain on your knees.