HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A KNEE INJURY DURING MY WEIGHTS TRAINING SESSION?
For weight trainers and physically active people the knee joints endure a wide range of stresses and strains. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, medical-grade compression and in the case of the GenuTrain S, assist to reduce unwanted lateral knee movement. Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using cheap neoprene sleeves and braces. Protect your knee joints so you can lift, squat and enjoy multiple reps without injury.
HOW TO TREAT A WEIGHTLIFTING KNEE INJURY
- We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common weightlifting injuries. They may recommend 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.
- Medial Collateral Ligament injury. This occurs when the (valgus) force is too great for the ligament to resist and the ligament is overstretched. Treatment of an MCL injury varies depending on its severity. Always consult a physiotherapist to receive a full diagnosis and treatment plan.
- Patellar tendonitis. Rarely does this condition require surgery. It can generally be treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) and exercise. A corticosteroid injection may also be used.
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